Residents of Logan Lake are advised to continue boiling their water after the water system was flagged by Interior Health for high bacteria levels stemming from maintenance activities.
The boil water advisory has been in effect since June 1 and will continue into next week, with the next update expected on June 13.
The high bacteria levels did not originate from groundwater, but are believed to be connected to somewhere in the distribution system, which the district is in the process of testing to ensure public health and safety, according to Logan Lake CAO Randy Lambright.
The water system will continue to be chlorinated during this time. On May 31, the district issued a public notice, telling residents the water distribution system would be undergoing temporary chlorination due to maintenance conducted during the previous month.
The district recommends residents boil drinking water prior to consumption. Water should be subject to a rolling boil for at least three minutes prior to cooling and consumption.
Logan Lake, which is about 45 minutes southwest of Kamloops, last had a boil water advisory on April 30.