The Village of Montrose officially rescinded its two-year boil water advisory and distributed a “Water Condition Normal” notice to its residents on Wednesday.
Since February 2011, the village has been on a “Boil Water Notice” imposed by Interior Health Authority (IHA) because sample tests detected persistent low levels of total coliforms, a bacterial indicator of water contamination.
“With successful implementation of water treatment, the village now provides residents and visitors with significant improvement to ensure clean drinking water,” said Mayor Joe Danchuk in a media release.
Bacteriological results of samples collected from the well sources in the distribution system since the chlorination went online have been satisfactory and met the requirements of the “Drinking Water Protection Regulation,” said Anita Ely, IHA drinking water officer, in the release.
“Sample results have demonstrated, thus far, the improvements are working as designed,” she said.
In January 2012, the village received federal assistance with these infrastructure costs when they were granted $1.3 million from the Gas Tax Fund to replace the failing well and build a chlorination facility.