Please see PDF of today’s release in response to the news that the city’s Boil Water Notice has been downgraded to a Water Quality Advisory. Be sure to visit the city website to learn more.
Priorities – Following the Lifting of the Boil Water Notice:
- Recognize access to drinking water as a human right, and put in place measures that fulfill this right at the municipal level of government.
- Provide vulnerable residents with access to drinking water until the Water Quality Advisory is also lifted (especially since the advisory applies specifically to vulnerable residents).
- Stand up for access to drinking water for everyone, including for First Nations that routinely endure extended Boil Water Notices, Do Not Consume Notices, and Water Quality Advisories.
- Develop and plan for before, during, and after any future Boil Water Notice.
- Independent investigation by an outside expert on water quality
- Fully transparent process
- Broad and extensive review, focusing on access, safety, health, wellness, and economic impacts of the water infrastructure rebuild and this (or any future) extended Boil Water Notice
- Communicate with residents using official City platforms first
- Apply transparency and accountability measures to the remaining phases of the city government’s water infrastructure project.