Tofino under ‘precautionary’ boil water advisory after chlorination system failure
The District of Tofino was placed under a “precautionary boil water advisory” on Monday.
In a statement posted to the district’s website, it said the advisory was put in place following a failure in its chlorination system on Sunday.
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“Water is now being safely treated, however we require a minimum of 48 hours to confirm whether water is safe for consumption,” stated the district.
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Residents are being told to boil water for domestic purposes, including drinking, cooking and brushing teeth.
Water must be held at a roiling boil for a minimum of two minutes to be considered safe, the statement said.
The district said it was monitoring the situation with Island Health and would update the community as it evolved.
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