B.C. First Nation declares state of emergency over water supply – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2018121 Views

Officials say leak to blame for critical water shortage

Nov 06, 2018

The Ahousaht First Nation has declared a state of emergency over its water supply. The remote First Nation is on a small island north of Tofino.

On Sunday, contamination was detected in its reservoir and a boil water advisory went into effect.

Later, officials noticed that the reservoir was at 34 per cent capacity, which is unusual given the heavy rain the area experienced on the weekend.

Chief Greg Louie says it was not immediately apparent what had caused the low reservoir levels.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ahousaht-water-shortage-1.4894845

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