Advisory issued for Mabel Lake water customers

Residents in the Mabel Lake are being cautioned over increased turbidity in their water

  • May. 21, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Residents in the Mabel Lake are being cautioned over increased turbidity in their water.

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.

All customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility are being informed that due to increased turbidity in Mabel Lake from spring runoff or ‘freshet,’ there is an increase in turbidity levels (exceeding one NTU).

Due to this increase in turbidity (cloudiness) the water quality is now rated as fair.

The advisory will be in effect until further notice.

A fair warning means that some customers should be careful when ingesting the water.

• children

• the elderly

• people with weakened immune systems

For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:

• drinking

• washing fruits and vegetables

• making beverages or ice

• brushing teeth