by Dave Preston
Heavy rains over the weekend have led to a water quality advisory being issued by the District of Peachland.
The municipality advised Monday morning that turbidity levels exceeded acceptable levels and an advisory was in order.
Measurements of less than 1 NTU indicate water as ‘good’, according to a scale initiated by Interior Health. The Deep Creek water system showed turbidity at 4.03, putting the water in the ‘fair’ range.
From the district’s website:
“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”