The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) – Mabel Lake Water Utility in cooperation with Interior Health, advises customers that the BOIL WATER NOTICE issued on June 23, 2020 for customers of the MABEL LAKE WATER UTILITY is hereby REDUCED to a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY. The water quality is now rated as “FAIR”.
The MABEL LAKE WATER UTILITY is located in the community of Kingfisher, approximately 35 kilometers east of Enderby.
Why are customers affected?
All customers on the MABEL LAKE WATER UTILITY are being informed that the turbidity (cloudiness) levels in Mabel Lake from spring runoff or “freshet” are greater than 1.0 NTU in the Mabel Lake water system. Due to this level of turbidity the water quality is now rated as FAIR. This Water Quality Advisory will be in effect until further notice.
What does a FAIR rating mean?
A fair warning means that some customers should be careful when ingesting the water.
Who should be careful?
The following customers should be careful when ingesting the water:
- the elderly
- people with weakened immune systems
What should these customers do?
For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:
- preparing any foods
- mixing baby formula
- brushing teeth
- washing fruits and vegetables to be eaten raw
- making beverages or ice
If you have any questions, please contact RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check our website at www.rdno.ca.
RDNO – Mabel Lake Water Utility continuously monitors the water quality and will notify the public if conditions change. If you have any questions, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check our website at www.rdno.ca/water.