NEWS: Boil Water Notice in Effect – City of Prince Rupert

The City of Prince Rupert issued a Boil Water Notice on Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021.

According to the city, this notice means that residents and water system users must heat the water to a rapid boil for at least 1 minute then cool and place in a food grade storage container. This must be done in advance of consumption for brushing teeth, drinking and cooking, washing vegetables for consumption raw, and making ice. Use of water for bathing and washing clothes is considered safe without boiling.

NOTICE: Campaign Zoom Meeting – Thursday Sept. 23 @ 7 PM

Delegates of the Prince Rupert Labour Council are invited to a special meeting of the Clean Water Campaign Committee to discuss our response to the latest Boil Water Notice. Please email tomkertes@princerupertlabourcouncil.ca for details and the Zoom link.

ABOUT: North Coast Communities Need Clean Water

Community for Clean Water started in 2018 as a grassroots response to Prince Rupert’s extended Boil Water Notice in 2018-19. The Prince Rupert Labour Council, an organization representing the region’s local labour unions, adopted the campaign in the spring of 2021. Our aim now is to unite North Coast communities around the right to clean water – for everyone, everywhere. Join us to help communities demand our shared human right to clean water.

Media Coverage

2021 Prince Rupert Boil Water Notice

Northern View Prince Rupert boil water notice in effect for all households and businesses

2020-21 Prince Rupert Water Advisory

Langara Voice Prince Rupert residents see red over yellow water

2018-19 Prince Rupert Boil Water Notice

Northern View Community organization asks for external review of water boil notice response

North Coast Review Clean Water Advocates set to make presentation to City Council

CBC News Social media tensions boil over in Prince Rupert water advisory row

Read more coverage on the Media Page.

Human Right to Clean Water

Canada formally recognizes access to drinking water as a human right. This right is formally recognized by Canada as a signatory country to the United Nations’ International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which includes General Comment 15 stating that “the human right to water entitles everyone to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic uses.” We must work together to ensure that this right is realized at every level, including in our North Coast villages, towns, and cities.