Montrose is reminding its residents that the village is still on a boil-water notice.
Though there were some clean samples taken of the village’s well water as of late, a recent June 7 test found one coliform bacteria at the village office and a positive bacteriological organism indicator from well No. 1 council announced at Monday night’s meeting.
“The results are extremely low in reality and I am not sure if (Interior Health) will be too worried (since) we have had eight weeks of clear samples up to this point,” said village administrator Kevin Chartres, who added that their drinking water officer is away and there are some additional results to come.
Interior Health asked villagers to start boiling their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil or use bottled water as a precautionary measure back in February when a small amount of coliform bacteria, which is commonly found in the environment and is generally harmless, consistently showed up in the village’s weekly water sampling.