Water Quality Advisory Rescinded for the Riondel Water System

Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has rescinded a Water Quality Advisory for users on the Riondel Water System. The system is located in the community of Riondel, on the east shore of Kootenay Lake with access off of Highway 3A. Riondel is within RDCK Electoral Area A.

On January 31, 2020, the RDCK issued a Water Quality Advisory due to a water main break resulting in low reservoir levels, impacting the effectiveness of chlorine disinfection through decreased contact time. The notice was issued as a precautionary measure due to the reduction of chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate viruses for a short period of time.

The water main break has been repaired and reservoir levels have been restored. Results from two consecutive water quality tests indicate that water quality is good and the Water Quality Advisory may be removed.

The RDCK appreciates Riondel water users’ cooperation and patience during this time and apologized for the inconvenience experienced.


For media enquires, please contact:

Jason McDiarmid
Utility Services Manager
250-352-8169 (office)

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