Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Preliminary draft results of the water samples taken from the Vavenby water system on Wednesday, Jan. 18, indicate no detectable petroleum hydrocarbons. This means that there has not been any detection of diesel in the Vavenby water system.
The water samples used for the tests were taken at the water intake, the stand pipe by the mill, and at the reservoir. Water samples will continue to be taken and monitored over the coming days. Water system users will continue to receive updated information on sample results.
The Vavenby water system remains under a Do Not Use water order until further notice from the Interior Health Authority (IHA). Prior to the order being removed by IHA, the TNRD must continue to take regular water samples and develop a remediation plan for the water system in consultation with IHA and a consulting engineer.
The TNRD continues to provide Vavenby residents with bottled water. Until further notice, residents can go to the Vavenby Fire Hall between the hours of 12 p.m. (noon) and 7 p.m. to receive eight litres of water per person, per day.