Chemainus water advisory back

Chemainus residents are being asked to boil their drinking and cooking water for the third time in less than two months.

North Cowichan’s engineering department issued the two-minute boil advisory Jan. 2 after heavy rains stirred sediments in Banon Creek, the town’s water source.

Assistant engineer Clay Reitsma says the suspended particles may interfere with effectiveness of chlorination in killing bacteria and other impurities in the water drawn from Banon Creek reservoir.

Vancouver Island Health Authority recommended the advisory after testing done Tuesday.

Boil-water advisories were also issued in November and mid-December but Reitsma dismisses local rumours the municipality is conspiring to build its case for a new well project through the boil-water actions.

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