The order to not consume water means that water should only be used for flushing of toilets due to hazards that could be in the distribution system.

These hazards can enter your skin through water used for showers and washing clothes as well as through ingestion of food and dishes washed in contaminated water. 

WFN Utilities staff are currently flushing the distribution system utilizing highly chlorinated water which poses a risk for skin irritation and damage to clothing if being washed.  Again, please only use the water for flushing your toilets at this time.

Utilities staff have been working on the situation for the past several days to ensure that we can get the system back to drinking water standards in order to remove the do not consume order.

Water samples have been taken and it will require two back-to-back clear samples to downgrade the order to an advisory. Once samples are taken, it takes 24 hours to get the results back and to ensure that additional flushing is not needed.  Please know that WFN's Utilities team is working as quickly and safely as they can to get everyone back to normal.

If you have any questions please contact the Utilities department directly at 250-707-3332 or and we will do our best to answer any of the questions that you might have.

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