Fernie Issues Water Quality Advisory, Instructing At-Risk Populations to Boil Water

The City of Fernie has issued a Water Quality Advisory, after a ‘Fair’ rating on the Turbidity Index.

-by Bradley Jones, September 19, 2016


City staff are notifying the public that water quality is not ideal and that children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems should drink boiled water until further notice or seek another safe alternative.

The city says water intended for drinking, making ice or juice, brushing teeth, or washing fruits and vegetables should be boiled for at least one minute.

Although health risks are minimal, the city is asking all residents to take any necessary precautions.

The Water Quality Advisory will be lifted when water conditions return to normal.

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