A boil water advisory remains in effect in parts of Hope.
The District of Hope announced the boil water advisory on Nov. 17, alerting residents to the presence of E. coli in the water supply.
“This bacterial contamination poses health risks, especially for vulnerable groups such as infants, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems,” the district notice reads.
Residents in the affected area need to boil or treat their water before drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing food, washing dishes and preparing baby formula.
The district also advises not bathing children in a tub, but using a handheld shower if possible.
To boil water properly, boil for two to three minutes at a rolling boil and then allow it to cool as required. Boiled water can be stored and refrigerated for later use.
Household filters such as Brita are not suffice for cleaning the water.
The does not affect Silver Creek, Lake of the Woods, East Kawkawa Lake or any private water systems.
For more information, watch the District of Hope’s website and Facebook page.