April 21, 2016

The District of Lake Country in conjunction with Interior Health has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for customers affected by the water main break that occurred at the corner of Pretty and Oceola Roads on April 21, 2016. A map highlighting the affected customers is attached.

The District of Lake Country and Interior Health recommend that ALL customers in the affected area drink boiled water or a safe alternative. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.

In accordance with Interior Health requirements, owners of all public facilities must post Boil Water Notices at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public. (Alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off).

How long will the Boil Water Notice Last?

The boil water notice is expected to remain in effect until Tuesday April 26th and all bacterial testing results are satisfactory and disinfection (chlorine) levels are stable. The District of Lake Country is taking additional measures to reduce risk, and a notification will be issued when water quality has improved.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact The District of Lake Country at 250-766-6677 or check out our website at

Mike Mitchell

Utility Superintendent


For more information, contact Mike Mitchell (Utility Superintendent) or Patti Meger (Water Quality Technician) at 250-766-6677 or or Interior Health at 250-549-5714 or