Burton water quality improved says RDCK

Burton's boil water notice has been downgraded to a lower-level advisory, but at-risk residents are still cautioned to boil water.

According to the Regional District of Central Kootenay, results from recent sampling show that Burton no longer requires a boil water notice. The community has now been issued a lower-level water quality advisory.

The RDCK recommends that children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems or anyone else seeking seeking additional protection continue to drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.

On Sept. 27, a water sample from the Burton water system showed a reoccurrence of total coliforms, which were believed to be a result of stale water in the system. The RDCK has since flushed the system, emptied the reservoir and added temporary residual disinfection.

Over the next several weeks, upgrades to the system are planned that will improve the water quality. Once the upgrades are complete, it’s anticipated that the current water quality advisory will be lifted.

-with files from RDCK