High turbidity levels in Prince Rupert’s drinking water supply leads to water quality advisory
Advisory aimed at those most at risk
February 11, 2022 By Ground Water Canada
Prince Rupert, B.C. – The city has issued a water quality advisory for the area as a result of high turbidity levels in its drinking water supply following recent heavy rains.
Health officials are suggesting children, pregnant women, elderly persons and those with compromised immune systems boil their water before consumption. The advisory is considered a precautionary measure aimed at those most at risk. It is the lowest level recommendation that doesn’t warrant a boil-water or do-not-consume order.
The turbidity levels are expected to decrease once the city can return to its primary water supply at Woodworth Lake. Prince Rupert has been relying on its secondary source at Shawatlans Lake, which is believed to be another factor leading to the water quality advisory.
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