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General News · 23rd November 2011
John Sprungman, SCCA President
John Hillis, the Vancouver Island Health Authority inspector, visited Manson's Hall Wednesday, Nov. 23 and removed the boil water advisory which was required months ago after tests showed an overgrowth of bacteria in some samples.

Since that time, changes in our treatment system and the installation of new faucets have resulted in satisfactory results. VIHA requires many months of good tests before they will remove a boil water advisory.

Thanks to Tom Fyfe of Fyfe's Enterprises for volunteering his time to help us with water treatment processes and equipment upgrades, to Bill Ophoff for installing new faucets in the cafe kitchen, to Garnette Blackie who runs the Cortes Cafe for taking all the samples and to hall manager Mary Lavelle for monitoring test results and arranging for appropriate measures to be taken.

Water samples from several locations in the hall are sent to VIHA's lab every two weeks for testing. The SCCA is committed to taking whatever measures are necessary to ensure that the water in Manson's Hall is safe to consume.