'Extreme heat' prompts water restrictions in Clearwater

By Greg Fry
May 15, 2018 - 11:32am

CLEARWATER, B.C. — Hold off on watering those plants if you live in Clearwater.

Extreme heat has prompted the District of Clearwater to issue a mandatory irrigation restriction until further notice.

"The reservoir is having trouble keeping up to the watering demand as we only have one water source (well #2) online," says Chief Administrative Officer Leslie Groulx.

"The surface water from Russell Creek is in freshet therefore the turbidity levels are above allowable NTU's (Nephelometric Turbidity Unit), therefore this system is offline until turbidity levels return to normal."

She notes the district is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and says the restriction is necessary to ensure fire protection and good clear drinking water.

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