The City of Nelson has rescinded a water quality advisory issued last week due to spring runoff and heavy rain.
City engineer Rob Nystrom says after consulting with Interior Health, they’re comfortable the tap water is once again fine.
Nelson’s water showed increased cloudiness and turbidity due to heavy rain, prompting the advisory, but samples from the Mountain Station reservoir now indicate things are clearing up.
“It’s actually showed a steady improvement since [Thursday],” Nystrom says.
However, further fluctuations are possible if there is rapid snowmelt or more rain.
“The trend is downward. It is possible it might go above again, but we’re hoping not,” he says.