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Water Today Title June 29, 2022

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Bridge construction necessitated a boil water advisory (BWA) for a British Columbia town this week.

The Village of Zeballos, located on the North West coast of Vancouver Island, has been hard at work since June 5 constructing the Sugarloaf Bridge.

As the project has been nearing completion, water had to be shut off as of September 12 in order to install a permanent waterline across the bridge. The BWA that followed the shut off was placed as a precautionary measure.

According to Eileen Lovestrom, the village's Chief Administrative Officer, the advisory will only be affecting those on the east side of the Zeballos River, which amounts to about 75 residents.

"Construction involving the waterline is finished as of yesterday," said Lovestrom," And I think the final test has gone off to the lab today. If all goes well, we'll have the water advisory lifted by late Wednesday or early Thursday."

In order to spread the word of the advisory, Lovestrom said village workers went door-to-door posting notices for those affected.

"Door-to-door is the most effective way of letting people know," she said," but we are also using social media and the village's website."

The village, known for its rich mining history and beautiful scenery, has had four boil water advisories due to the construction of the bridge. However, spirits still remain high among the residents.

"It's just about finished," Lovestrom said, "We're getting a brand new bridge and we're all really excited about it!"

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