Boil water advisory lifted

The City of Nanaimo announced Sunday morning that it has determined that turbidity in the water system is now within acceptable levels.

Nanaimo’s boil water advisory has been called off.

The City of Nanaimo announced Sunday morning that it has determined that turbidity in the water system is now within acceptable levels. According to a city press release, samples taken throughout the system indicate that there is no bacteria in the water.

Residents no longer need to boil their water before drinking from the municipal supply system.

“The city would like to thank the residents of Nanaimo for their patience during this week’s boil water advisory,” said Bill Sims, the city’s manager of water resources.

The city recommends, now that the boil water advisory has been lifted, that residents run their faucets for one minute and drain and flush ice-making machines in refrigerators. The city also suggests changing water filters, for example under-the-sink filters and refrigerator filters.

For further information, please visit www.nanaimo.ca.