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Two food services companies in Duncan, British Columbia are currently under boil water notices after inspections deemed their water didn't meet provincial standards.

According to Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Euphoric Juicery has tested positive for total coliform and Irene's Truck, a food truck in the city, has tested positive for E.Coli.

A spokesperson for VIHA said in an email to this reporter that the, "Boil Water Notice remains in place (for Euphoric Juicery) until satisfactory testing results are received or water treatment put in place."

Lori Ridley, Euphoric Juicery's owner/ operator for the last two and a half years, said that the BWN should not affect the way she does business.

"I only use water for our nutmilks but I buy jugs of filtered water for that," she said. For the juices, Ridley uses a cold press method of preparing them, so no water is added during the process.

Washing up is taking a little extra time but Ridley is insistent on cleanliness for a product line such as hers.

"I sanitise my jars and all that," Ridley said, "And when I'm juicing and rinsing my equipment I have big metal bowls with boiled water and rinse my stuff off that way, so nothing is from the tap."

She said that she is currently waiting to hear back from a representative from VIHA on the best steps to end the BWN.

While the owner of Irene's Truck could not be reached before publication, VIHA told this reporter via email that they are currently waiting for the results of a resample.

Should that still test positive for E.Coli, then a shock chlorination of the water system will be in order. After that two consecutive negative tests will need to follow each other for the BWN to be lifted.

VIHA expects the advisory to last another week or so.

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