It could be two or three weeks before the groundwater risk to some Boundary residents is determined.
About 25 property owners between Rock Creek and Bridesville have been told not to use their water following the discovery of a drug lab.
Dr. Trevor Corneil with Interior Health says waste products were dumped on the site.
But Corneil says they’re not sure yet exactly what substances they’re dealing with.
In the meantime a filling station has been set up at the Rock Creek fairgrounds to provide water to those affected.
RCMP Sgt. Annie Linteau says police remain on the scene. They’ve brought in a specialist team to clean it up.
Police say they arrested two men, seized “numerous” weapons, and a “significant” amount of drugs.