Water Quality Notice
Due to the spring freshet (runoff), water turbidity (cloudiness) has slightly exceeded recommended levels in the Castlegar Water System which the City is closely monitoring daily.
The turbidity (cloudiness) is just slightly above what Interior Health recommends, this is caused by spring freshet (runoff) due to high snow pack levels and the hot weather we are receiving.
Turbidity levels are expected to rise this week and then go back to normal once spring freshet peaks and falls.
This IS NOT a boil water advisory – however, the City is recommending that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and anyone seeking additional protection drink bottled or boiled water (brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute) or a safe alternative until turbidity levels go back to normal.
This water quality advisory is in effect until further notice.
For information on Interior Health’s recommended turbidity levels, please visit:
IHA sets the highest water quality requirements in BC. It requires that water purveyors notify customers when the average daily turbidity is above 1 NTU. This measurement is used to indicate the amount of particles in water that scatter and/or absorb light. Particles in the water may interfere with the disinfection process.
The City will advise the public when the Water Quality Advisory is removed.
THIS WATER QUALITY NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE from 3:30pm May 14, 2018 and will be IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
For Further Information please call Jesse Reel, Utilities Manager, City of Castlegar at
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