Water Quality Advisory
July 16, 2012
The City of Nelson, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority, is issuing a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for the City of Nelson until further notice. Recent testing shows that current water qualities in the Nelson water supply are FAIR due to recent rain events, which have resulted in increased turbidity or cloudiness.
Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection, drink boiled water, or a safe alternative. For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.
The City of Nelson is taking additional measures to reduce risk. Interior Health has been fully involved, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.
More information can be obtained from the following website:
If you have any questions or concerns, call the City of Nelson's Public Works Department at 250-352-8238.Go to Top