There’s a fishy smell coming from sinks in Smithers but town Works and Operations says there is nothing to fear.
The department has added chlorine to town tap water to help with the Water Main Flushing Program that begins on Monday.
Director Roger Smith tells us there is no reason to fear, saying “it is a provincial program that all communities typically go through. We do have clean water and it’s a great water system but it’s just a matter of flushing all the lines on an annual basis.”
This chlorine is used to counteract iron, silt, and any bacteria in town pipes and distribution systems.
The Department has added 2 milligrams of chlorine per litre of water, which is deemed very safe.
If your water is coloured or dirty, you are asked to run the tap until the water becomes clear again.
The program will run from Monday (May 4) until May 29.