Water samples taken in Smithers has led to a boil water order being put in place.
With the exception of the airport and Watsons Landing subdivision, all residents are under the order announced in conjunction with Northern Health and town officials after coliform bacteria was found in a number of samples.
You need to boil your water rapidly for at least one minute then, let it cool. You can also buy bottled water or if you have access to a separate water supply, you can use that.
Don’t use direct tap water for cooking, bathing or hygiene until the order has been lifted. At this point it is in place until further notice.
If you have any questions contact the town offices at 778-210-0697 or on line at smithers.ca.