Water Quality Advisory, effective immediately, for City of Nelson
Water users in the City of Nelson are now under Water Quality Advisory, effective immediately, said the Public Works Department in a media release Friday (April 22).
The Water Quality Advisory was arrived following consultation with the Interior Health Authority.
“Recent testing shows that current water qualities in the Nelson water supply are “fair” due to recent spring run-off events, which have resulted in increased turbidity or cloudiness,” the media release said.
“Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection, drink boiled water, or a safe alternative,” the media release added.
IH said 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 media release said.
The Public Works Department said 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.”