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A Boil Water Notice (BWN) has been issued to the owners of the Rivermount Motel, Campground and Restaurant in Little Fort, British Columbia.

A representative for the Interior Health Authority (IHA) confirmed that the BWN was issued on April 13th after an inspection was conducted. The inspection took place due to a recent change in ownership at the premises, which is standard practice for IHA.

"The water source is from a well, with the ground water considered at risk for pathogens, based on the criteria outlined in the November 2015 provincial Guidance Document for Determining Ground Water at Risk Of Containing Pathogens (GARP). There is currently no treatment system in place, hence, the issuance of a BWN," wrote the IHA representative in an email sent to Watertoday.

They have confirmed that the notice will remain in place until a suitable treatment system is installed, with a target date of April 1, 2018 being established.

One of the new owners of Rivermount, who didn't feel comfortable providing her name confirmed the information above.

"We have those big jug water dispensers in our lobby and are providing guests with water as well," she said, "We also have the boil water notice posted in each room for precautionary reasons."

The owners of Rivermount are hoping to install a water treatment system by the opening of summer season or failing that sometime before the end of the season.

She said that visitors to the resort are often passing through from Jasper to Vancouver or vice versa along the Yellowhead Highway #5.

The area surrounding the Town of Little Fort is well known for its leisure activities, including excellent fishing on the many nearby lakes and rivers, skiing at the renowned Sun Peaks resort or hiking and canoeing at Wells Gray Provincial Park.

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