Vavenby gets new bottled-water shipment as caution continues after diesel spill

TNRD-logoVAVENBY — A new shipment of bottled water is scheduled for delivery to the Vavenby Fire Hall today (Wednesday, Jan. 18) as the TNRD continues to monitor the North Thompson River after a tanker truck spilled 800 litres of diesel into it Monday.

In an advisory just before noon, the TNRD told residents on the river south of Avola to continue checking their water supply for any signs of diesel fuel.

Bottled water is being provided for residents in the vicinity of Vavenby, and they can pick up water from the fire hall today between noon and 7 p.m.

“Residents continue to be cautioned to not use the river water if it smells or tastes like fuel,” the TNRD said. “This means no drinking, showering/ bathing or brushing teeth if a fuel odour is detected. Diesel fuel can pose a health risk following ingestion, inhalation or skin absorption.”

Water from the Vavenby water system is available to system users only for flushing toilets. A further update is expected later in the day.



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