Fernie Downgrades Boil Water Advisory to Water Quality Advisory

Effective immediately the City of Fernie has downgraded the Boil Water Advisory issued October 9, 2016.

-Originally posted on October 13, 2016


Testing shows that current water quality is ‘Fair’ with turbidity or cloudiness.

Health risks increase as turbidity levels rise. Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.

For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.

Interior Health has been fully involved and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved.

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