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Updated drinking water guidelines lead Quesnel to issue manganese level advisory

Levels, although higher than normal, pose no risk

June 24, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

Quesnel, B.C. – Changes made in 2019 to Canada’s drinking water guidelines has led to a water quality advisory issued for the city as high levels of manganese have been found in the water supply.

Levels are considered normal for this time of year, but Canada’s new guidelines have lowered the maximum acceptable concentration to 0.12 milligrams of manganese per litre.

Current levels are at 0.22 mg/L. The levels pose no threat to human health, but residents are urged to use other water sources for baby formula preparation.


An engineering firm is working with the city to find better water treatment options.


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