Heavy rain forces boil water advisory for Tofino

Tofino, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, is under a boil water advisory due to heavy storms hitting the area.

Heavy rains have forced a boil water advisory for the District of Tofino. Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) Environmental Health Officer Bill Wrathall issued the notice today (Jan. 4) and said it remains in effect “until further notice”.

Water used for domestic purposes, such as cooking or drinking, must be boiled before consumption. Ideally, water should be at a rolling boil for at least two minutes.

District of Tofino staff are monitoring the water supply system and will provide updates as they become available. Residents and visitors are encouraged to go online to www.tofino.ca for updates. Or call the district office at 250-725-3229 or the Tofino public works yard at 250-725-4212.

 

 

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