Water Advisory For Prince Rupert

By Olivia McDonald
December 16, 2018 - 12:14pm

PRINCE RUPERT - Extreme weather is being blamed for a boil water advisory affecting 12-thousand residents in the coastal community of Prince Rupert, B-C.

The city says unacceptable levels of the parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia have been detected in water samples. 

Seniors, children and people with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of infection.

Residents are directed to boil water continuously for one minute prior to drinking it and the city says home water filtration systems are not considered effective in restoring water quality in this instance.

It says this year's dry summer followed by a storm surge pushed debris into the water supply, making it undrinkable. 

(The Canadian Press)

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