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Boil-water advisory could come to evacuated Merritt, but too soon for return to home


November 18, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

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Merritt, B.C. – The flood-evacuated city of Merritt could be on a boil-water advisory sometime within the next several days, but that doesn’t mean residents will be returning to their homes anytime soon. The failure of the municipality’s water treatment plant was a primary reason for the evacuation, having lost the capacity to process sewage. Not everyone has evacuated, but those needing water during the next week needs to leave, the city’s emergency operations centre’s communication manager says. CFJC Today report | READ MORE