Town says measure is in effect due to elevated levels of turbidity in the water supply
Black Press Media Staff
Mar. 5, 2020 6:51 p.m. https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/ladysmith-issues-boil-water-advisory/
The Town of Ladysmith is under a boil water advisory.
The municipality sent out a press release just after 6:30 p.m. Thursday, saying that the advisory is in effect “due to elevated levels of turbidity (particles) in the town’s water supply system.”
All residents and businesses must boil their drinking water until further notice, the advisory states. The town says water should be disinfected by boiling it vigourously for one minute.
“The boil water advisory will be lifted when testing shows that the Town of Ladysmith water supply meets all standards for safe consumption,” the release notes.
The advisory applies to the Town of Ladysmith, the Stz’uminus First Nation and the Diamond.
The town will provide updates at www.ladysmith.ca
and on its social media channels. For more information on boil water advisories, please visit www.islandhealth.ca/boilwater