May 21, 2013 - 1:09 PM
The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), in conjunction with Interior Health Authority, has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for customers supplied by the Mabel Lake Water Utility.
Why are customers affected?
All customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility are being informed that due to increased turbidity in Mabel Lake from spring runoff or “freshet”, the turbidity levels have exceeded
1.0 NTU in the Mabel Lake Water system. Due to this increase in turbidity (cloudiness) the water quality is now rated as FAIR. This Water Quality Advisory will be in affect until further notice.
What does a FAIR rating mean?
A fair warning means that some customers should be careful when ingesting the water.
Who should be careful?
The following customers should be careful when ingesting the water:
- the elderly
- people with weakened immune systems
What should these customers do?
For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:
- washing fruits and vegetables
- making beverages or ice
- brushing teeth
If you have any questions, please contact RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check our website at www.rdno.ca for notifications under water quality alerts.
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