Long Term Boil Water Advisory Lifted through an Innovative Approach

The Village of Middle River has lived under a boil water advisory (BWA) for close to 14 years, following a series of failed water treatment attempts.  The challenges associated with providing safe drinking water to this small community proved too daunting for a conventional project approach. Through a research partnership with RES’EAU WaterNET, an innovative technology of biological ion exchange (BIEX) was born. The first full-scale BIEX water treatment plant was commissioned in August 2018, which consequently lifted the long-term boil water advisory in late 2018.


  • British Columbia, Canada



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Project Status

  • Water boiling advisory lifted in 2018.