UPDATE: Water Quality Advisory rescinded in Revelstoke

Residents are advised to boil water or find alternative sources

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UPDATE: Aug. 18

The City of Revelstoke has rescinded the Water Quality Advisory that was in effect for the Big Eddy.

“All bacterial testing results and disinfection levels are within normal drinking water standards in the distribution system,” said the City of Revelstoke in a statement this afternoon (Aug. 18).

According to the City, water sampling for the Big Eddy water system happens weekly. The system serves 280 properties in its adjacent neighborhood.


A Water Quality Advisory is in effect for the Big Eddy area.

Yesterday evening (Aug. 16), a single water sample from the Big Eddy water system resulted in ‘an abnormal bacteriologica test result’. The City of Revelstoke consulted with the Interior Health Medical Health Officer, and a precautionary Water Quality Advisory was put in place.

“People with weakened immune systems, and/or wishing additional protection should take precautions when drinking, washing fruits & vegetables, making beverages or ice, or when brushing teeth,” said the City of Revelstoke in a press release.

The Big Eddy water system is supplied water from two wells at the west end of the area.

Until further notice, Big Eddy residents are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute before using it or use an alternative source of water.

The advisory will remain in effect until further notice from a Medical Health Officer.

More to come.

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