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Turbidity Index

TURBIDITY INDEX

Deep Creek Trepanier Creek Lake Pumps
Turbidity Index
April 17, 2014
0.56 NTU


Turbidity Index
April 17, 2014
0.65 NTU

Turbidity Index
June 24, 2013
Switched off


Turbidity levels are the concentration of suspended particles in water and are rated as follows:

GOOD

Less than 1 NTU

FAIR (Water Quality Advisory)

1 - 5 NTU

POOR (Boil Water Notice)

Greater than 5 NTU

WHEN THE WATER QUALITY IS RATED "FAIR".

WATER QUALITY ADVISORY: While the associated health risks are minimal, Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune sysems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. For those at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.

WHEN THE WATER QUALITY IS RATED "POOR"

BOIL WATER NOTICE: Interior Health recommends that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.

For more info contact the District of Peachland at 250.767.2647 or 250.767.2108 or www.interiorhealth.ca

SPRING RUN-OFF

Spring Runoff and turbidity (discoloured water) occurs annually April to June. Water that looks cloudy or brownish can be expected. Check the Turbidity Report above for information on your water quality. You may choose to leave your drinking water in the fridge to allow it to settle.

A check of your household water filters during this time would be advised as extra fine filters cannot cope if silt is present.

  • Trepanier Creek water users have the Emergency Water System activated during peak spring runoff
  • Ponderosa and Peachland Heights water is supplied by wells and is also supplemented by Deep Creek during the summer months.
  • Deep Creek Intake consists of a screened chamber and chlorinating station but does not filter the water.
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