Interior Health has launched an online tool to help residents search for current drinking water advisories.
Chief medical health officer Doctor Trevor Corneil says it’s a first-of-its-kind project in Canada. “It was really important to us that the map be user friendly, because you could look it up on a computer or phone. Easy access to the public is so important when they’re making decisions about health, and that’s particularly true with something as basic as water.”
The online map allows IH to quickly inform residents if their area has an advisory in place.
Corniel says it’s compatible with Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. “You can zoom up and look at the whole health authority, or actually zoom right in to where you live and actually see if there is a water advisory, and if so, what that advisory is and what you should be doing about it.”
The map enables residents to access up-to-date information on their water quality and make informed decisions if they’re affected by an advisory.
Click here to give the map a try.
– Chief Medical Health Officer, Doctor Trevor Corneil