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Boil water advisory lifted for Welcome Woods area of Halfmoon Bay

Boil water advisory still in place for areas of Gibsons and Elphinstone
Crews working on flooding at night
Heavy rains and snowmelt caused damage along the Sunshine Coast last week. SCRD crews worked through the night on Nov. 15 in an effort to restore water service to residents on Reed Road. Areas of the Coast have faced boil water advisories since Monday.

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) lifted a boil water advisory affecting the Welcome Woods area of Halfmoon Bay, Saturday, Nov. 20

Advisories remain for some properties in Elphinstone and Gibsons. "It is anticipated that the boil water advisory for this area will be lifted early next week," said the district's emergency operations centre update.

Residences in affected areas should boil water for one minute at a rolling boil before using it for drinking, cooking, washing food or brushing teeth. Boiled water should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator.

The advisories came into effect Nov. 15 following torrential rains that caused “potential problems with washouts of water mains and loss of protective pressure in the water system,” said an SCRD release on Monday. 

The SCRD set up a website residents can check to see if their home is included in the boil water advisory. However, the map may still include Halfmoon Bay as the site is not likely to be updated until Monday, said the SCRD. 

Updates will continue to be posted to and the SCRD’s Facebook page.