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D’ARCY, BC BWA: THERE'S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Located in southwestern BC, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) provides water to over forty thousand residents in four member municipalities (Lillooet, Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish) and four unincorporated electoral areas (A, B, C, D). A boil water advisory issued for D’Arcy, in electoral area C, remains in effect as of October 7, 2019, according to SLRD.
“All users are advised to boil their water before using it for drinking, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth, due to a potential problem with the water system”, according to SLRD notice.
Bertha Ward was born and raised in D’Arcy, and lives in her home community near her children and grandchildren. With the tiniest of the grandchildren being just one month old, Mrs. Ward says the boil water advisory makes it challenging to take care of little ones. “I always loved the water here. D’Arcy water was real good. When this happened, I couldn’t believe it, first time its ever happened to us,” says Ward, who turns 85 in January.
SLRD says that D'Arcy water system users will be notified when the water is safe to drink.
Until then, Ward and her neighbours in D’Arcy will be buying bottled water for drinking and boiling water for everything else. Ward sighed, “We still have to boil the water. Last I heard today, they are still flushing.”
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