The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has rescinded a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for users on the South Slocan Water System. The system is located in the community of South Slocan Village approximately 30 km southwest of Nelson and is within RDCK Electoral Area H. The Dam Restaurant is across Highway 3A and is supplied water from this water system.
On February 4, 2020, the RDCK issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY due to an increase in turbidity (cloudiness) resulting in poor water quality. Contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites can attach themselves to the suspended particles in turbid water. These particles can interfere with disinfection, limiting chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate the contaminants.
Turbidity is now reduced, and results from two consecutive water quality tests indicate that water quality is good and the WATER QUALITY ADVISORY may be removed.
The RDCK appreciates South Slocan water users’ cooperation and patience during this time and apologized for the inconvenience experienced.