Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality is issuing a Water Quality Advisory for Burfield Drive due to turbidity in the main water line.
A WATER QUALITY ADVISORY TELLS YOU THAT:
– There is some level of risk associated with consuming the drinking water, but a boil water notice is not needed.
– The risk is elevated for people with weakened immune systems.
An advisory is issued in situations where the public health threat is modest, due to slightly higher than normal turbidity or a greater degree of substances or organisms in water than what is normal. Since some level of risk exists in this situation, a Water Quality Advisory (WQA) is issued for the public health of the most vulnerable populations such as newborns, infants, breastfeeding mothers, children, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses and immune deficiencies. Pets may also be vulnerable. The recommendation for these populations is to use water that has been boiled rapidly for no less than one minute and allowed to cool or to find an alternative safe source for brushing teeth, drinking, making baby formula, beverages, food and ice and washing fruits and vegetables.