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Drinking Water Safety

A safe and adequate water supply is fundamental to the health of every individual and strategically important to the economic growth and well-being of communities. Environmental Health Officers routinely inspect, sample and assess community water systems.

Drinking Water Safety Alerts Archive

Dec 21, 2017
Northern Health Public Health Protection has issued a Closure Order to a Fort St. John water bottling facility
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Feb 19, 2016
Northern Health has a regulatory role when it comes to water quality; we monitor water quality and advise municipalities and school districts about the potential for health impacts.
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Feb 18, 2016
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is working with Northern Health to address elevated levels of lead detected in water at four schools in Prince Rupert. Water testing conducte
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Aug 10, 2012
August 10, 2012 - The precautionary boil water advisory and “do not drink” notice for Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa have been lifted.
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Jun 03, 2011
June 3, 2011 - Northern Health and the City of Quesnel have issued a precautionary boil water notice after isolated finding of Cryptosporidium in one of six city wells...
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