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HORSEFLY, BC: BC RESORT BOIL WATER NOTICE DUE TO EQUIPMENT SLIP UP
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A Boil Water Notice (BWN) is in place at Elysia Resort in Horsefly, British Columbia.
The resort, located on Quesnel Lake close to a host of mountainous provincial parks, has been on the advisory since June 15.
In an email to this reporter, Darshan Lindsay, Director of Media Relations with Interior Health, said that during a site visit by an environmental health officer, it was noted the alarm light for the resort's water system was on.
Given concern that inadequately treated water could be entering the system, the BWN was put in place.
The system uses both filtration and UV light to clean its water but it is unclear at this time what the issue is.
A maintenance company has been called in to look at the system, and water samples are being taken to determine next steps.
Pending the results of those tests, the BWN could be rescinded in a few weeks.
Elysia Resort is a seasonal campground/resort with 9 cabins, 9 campsites, and a duplex and six-plex unit.
The number of people affected by the BWN would depend on how many people are on site using the facilities.
Healther Walstrom, a manager at Elysia Resort, said that she's pretty certain that the water system is running as it should and that the issue is a simple mix-up from when the bulb for the system's electrical panel was replaced.
According to Walstrom, the individual tasked with changing the bulb should also have reset the system and accidentally neglected to.
She confirmed that she will be dropping off some water samples tomorrow and is hoping the BWN is removed soon.
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