Boil water notice was issued yesterday to Kitimat residents.

Boil water notice was issued yesterday to Kitimat residents.

Kitimat residents told to boil water

The District of Kitimat is once again telling its residents to boil their water before consuming.

The notice, issued yesterday, follows a period of heavy rain earlier in the week which has raised the turbidity level in the community’s water system which uses the Kitimat River as its source.

Residents have been under an off again and on again notice to boil water or an advisory to that effect since early September in response to periods of heavy rain.

“All users of the water system are urged to boil the water for at least one minute before consuming,” reads the Oct. 25 notice.

The notice extends to Cable Car residents.

“This notice remains in effect until another public notice is issued upon the request or order of a Drinking Water Officer advising that the Notice has been amended or may be rescinded. The district is working with Northern Health on this matter.”

A boil water notice is issued in situations in which the public health threat posed by the water supply system is significant and the nature of the threat is one that can be effectively addressed through the boiling of water.