Solutions – Clean Water Preparedness Plan (for Jan. 28 City Council presentation)

For Immediate Release

Prince Rupert Community Group Proposes Preparations for a Boil Water Notice

(PRINCE RUPERT, BC) Tom Kertes, volunteer organizer of Community for Clean Water, will give a presentation calling for a Clean Water Preparedness Plan at the Prince Rupert City Council meeting on January 28, 2019.

The City Council meeting, to be held 46 days after the boil water notice was announced on December 14, 2018, is the first time for residents to speak publicly before the City Council on this matter.

“This plan calls on the city government to be prepared before, during, and after any boil water notice,” said Kertes. “It’s time for City Hall to prioritize taking care of those who are most vulnerable whenever access to drinking water is restricted and to make its plans and priorities known to the public.”

Community for Clean Water calls on the City of Prince Rupert to recognize drinking water as a human right and to ensure that everyone has access to clean water, even during a boil water notice.

A copy of the plan is available for public review at

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PDF of release

PDF of the Clean Water Preparedness Plan (or click images below)