Water quality on the rise, city officials say

By Kathy Gallant
June 26, 2018 - 5:00pm

Things are looking much clearer when it comes to Meadow Lake’s water,

The precautionary drinking water advisory currently in effect was originally put in place May 11 due to a high level of turbidity, or lack of brilliance in the water. While turbidity doesn’t directly affect water quality, it can mask the growth of some types of bacteria.

According to City Manager Diana Burton, as of Monday, the process to end the advisory could start late this week. Once the process starts, she said the city's water systems will need to be flushed, including hydrants and reservoirs. This process could take as long as two weeks, lasting until mid-July. Today's news follows the same timeline Burton projected during her last update two weeks ago.

“The turbidity is within the level where they think they will be able to start that [process],” Burton said.

In the meantime, the two potable water tanks have been supplied with water from both Green Lake and Goodsoil's water plants.

 City Clerk Jessica Walters updated council on the status of the potable water supply, which was tampered with June 13

“It was tested for any toxic components, and that test came back negative,” she said. “We still don’t exactly know what it was, but good to know it wasn’t toxic."

The tanks have been since secured by city staff.

 

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