Residents in the north Mabel Lake area can now safely drink from their taps, following a six-week advisory.
The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), in conjunction with Interior Health Authority, has rescinded the water quality advisory for customers supplied by the Mabel Lake Water Utility. The utility is located near the north end of the lake, affecting the Mabel Lake Resort and surrounding area as well as Area F.
RDNO has been actively monitoring the water quality and turbidity levels are now below one NTU in the Mabel Lake Water system. The water is rated as good.
A good rating means the water is safe to drink for all customers with the exception of those customers with weakened immune systems.
Customers with weakened immune systems should ask their doctor or specialist whether they need to take extra precautions.
The following Health Link BC provides further information: http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/hfile56.stm#E46E2
Anyone with questions can contact the RDNO-GVWU at 250-550-3700 or visit www.rdno.ca