BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED - Replaced with Water Quality Advisory May 28, 2017

 

The City of  Nelson

BOIL WATER NOTICE

RESCINDED

HOWEVER, THE DOWNGRADED WATER QUALITY ADVISORY INITIALLY ISSUED ON MAY 6, 2017, DUE TO ELEVATED TURBIDITY LEVELS, IS STILL IN EFFECT

Date: May 28, 2017

Water samples collected from our water system indicate that it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption. However, the Water Quality Advisory originally issued on May 6, 2017 due to elevated turbidity is still in effect.  Recent hot temperatures and resulting rapid snowmelt from a historically deep snowpack continue to result in elevated turbidity (cloudiness) levels in our surface water source.  This results in degraded water quality, but is not yet at a level where another Boil Water Notice would be issued.  Elevated turbidity is a common occurrence during the wet spring season in Nelson.

Elevated turbidity in source water may impair the effectiveness of the disinfection treatment system. If disinfection is impaired, disease causing microorganisms may enter the water distribution system resulting in the risk of intestinal illness. People with undeveloped immune or severely weakened immune systems, infants and elderly may be at increased risk.

Due to the above concerns and as a precautionary measure, water users may still choose to boil their water - bring all water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and let it cool before using it or, use bottled water. We will inform you when the Water Quality Advisory due to Elevated Turbidity Levels is removed.

ENQUIRIES?

City of Nelson – Works & Utilities Complex – 250-352-8238

Chris Gainham, Manager of Municipal Services, City of Nelson - 250-551-8103

Interior Health, Nelson Health Unit –250-505-7200

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly [for example:  people in apartments, rental units, nursing homes, schools, preschools, churches and businesses].  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

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