No diesel in the Vavenby Water System, but 'do not use' order still in place
A truck crashed into the North Thompson river on Jan. 16, 2017, prompting a 'do not use' water advisory for the residents of Vavenby.
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January 20, 2017 - 1:00 PM
VAVENBY – No diesel has been detected in the water taken from the Vavenby Water System following the diesel spill in the North Thompson River on Monday.
The Vavenby Water System is still under a 'do not use' order until the Interior Health Authority rescinds it, according to a Thompson-Nicola Regional District media release. The samples to be used for the testing were drawn at the water intake, the stand pipe by the mill and at the reservoir on Jan. 18.
Before the order can be lifted by Interior Health, the regional district will take more samples and develop a remediation plan for the water system, the release says. Water samples will be taken and monitored over the coming days and the test results will be released to water system users.
The truck crashed into the North Thompson River on Monday Jan. 16., spilling an estimated 800 litres of diesel fuel into the waterway south of Avola.
Bottled water is still available to Vavenby residents until further notice. Residents are allotted eight litres of water per person, each day which can be picked up at the Vavenby Fire Hall between noon and 7 p.m.
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