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UPDATE: Boil water notice on Beaver Lake source in Lake Country downgraded

Wildfire effects result in boil water notice for evacuated residents. File

UPDATE:  The boil water notice issued for customers in Lake Country on Monday has been downgraded to an advisory.

That means water quality has improved for Customers on the Beaver Lake source.

The problem started when the automatic chlorination system failed.

Water tests show chlorination levels have recovered, but turbidity levels are now elevated.

Water quality is fair, but Interior Health is recommending that children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems drink boiled water or a safe alternative.

 

LAKE COUNTRY–A boil water notice has been issued for customers on the Beaver Lake source.

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The automatic chlorination system malfunctioned, resulting in a loss of disinfection.

The District of Lake Country and Interior health recommends all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative.

Water should be boiled for one minute before drinking, making beverages or ice, washing fruits or vegetables, or brushing teeth.

Crews are flushing the system and collecting additional water samples.

A notification will be issued when water quality has improved.

 

 

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