The community of Stewart has been advised to boil its water as a precautionary measure.

Boil water advisory issued for Stewart, B.C.

It's "strictly a precautionary measure" says the district's website.

  • Wed Feb 4th, 2015 12:00pm
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The District of Stewart has issued a boil water advisory to the community, saying it’s “strictly a precautionary measure.”

Recent sample results showed the presence of Total Coliforms at multiple locations, in varying amounts, within the water system,” read the announcement.

Total Coliforms are a group of bacteria commonly found in the environment and are often used as indicators of potential contamination of water.

If for some reason you are experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, generally characterized by vomiting and/or diarrhea, you should see a physician.”

Also, here is a link from Northern Health about drinking water safety.