Boil water advisory in Cumberland

Positive E. coli contamination sample prompts warning

  • Oct. 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.
A boil water advisory is in effect for the Village of Cumberland.

A boil water advisory is in effect for the Village of Cumberland.

A boil water notice has been issued for the Cumberland water system due to a positive E. coli contamination sample result. This notice affects all users of the Cumberland water system.

Tap water should be boiled for one minute. Use any clean pot or kettle. Kettles that have automatic shut offs are acceptable.

The Village is working with Island Health officials on further water system testing. The notice will not be terminated until samples conclude there is no further risk to health. Further sampling is ongoing.

Note that this boil water advisory does not affect Comox Valley Regional District customers. It is for customers of the Cumberland water system only.