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Water Quality Advisory - Mabel Lake Water Utility

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) in conjunction with Interior Health, has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for customers supplied by the Mabel Lake Water Utility (MLW) as the continuous on-line turbidity measured at the MLW has exceeded 1 NTU.

Why are customers affected?
All customers served by the MLW are being informed that due to increased turbidity in Mabel Lake from spring runoff or “freshet”, the turbidity levels have exceeded 1.0 NTU.  Due to this increase in turbidity (cloudiness) the water quality is now rated as FAIR.  This Water Quality Advisory will be in effect 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:

  • children
  • 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:

  • drinking
  • preparing any foods
  • mixing baby formula
  • washing fruits and vegetables to be eaten raw
  • making beverages or ice
  • brushing teeth

If you have any questions, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700