Boil-water advisory issued on Salt Spring

A boil-water advisory for Salt Spring Island’s Highland-Fernwood water service has been issued by the Capital Regional District in consultation with Island Health.

Several roads are affected: Maliview Drive, Fer de Lance Road, Westcott Road, Hedger Road and Walker’s Hook Road. Residents in the impacted area should boil their drinking water until further notice.

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Authorities said water quality might have been compromised due to a water system leak and subsequent repairs. The boil-water advisory will continue until flushing and water samples show the water quality does not pose a risk to public health.

An “all clear” notice will be issued when the advisory is over.

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