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Stage 4 water restrictions lifted in Whiskey Creek

RDN says water quality has improved
(PQB News file photo)

The Stage 4 watering restrictions imposed on residents in Whiskey Creek since last August have been lifted.

The area is now under Stage 1 restrictions.

The Regional District of Nanaimo notified residents that the water quality in Crocker Creek has improved adequately.

“With the source water being filtered successfully on-site again, additional water is no longer being trucked into the service area,” the RDN stated in its notice to residents. “In this regard, the ban on outdoor watering has been lifted.”

RELATED: High turbidity in water supply remains an issue in Whiskey Creek

Crocker Creek, the main surface water source of the Whiskey Creek Water Service Area, experienced high level of turbidity last August during the rainy season and could not be addressed with simple filtration. It forced the RDN to impose Stage 4 water restrictions and also had to truck in drinking water. It affected approximately 130 residents.

It is still being determined why the water quality at Crocker Creek has significantly diminished. A consultant has been hired to do the investigating.

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