Turbidity high in Trout Creek

The water in Trout Creek can best be described as murky these days, but once it passes through the water treatment plant, it is cleaned up significantly, officials at the plant say.

Scott Lee, manager of water operations for the municipality, said the turbidity level at the Trout Creek intake is at 320 nephelometric turbidity units or NTUs.

Water for domestic use should be at less than one NTU. A reading of between one and five NTUs results in a water quality advisory while a reading of higher than five NTUs results in a boil water notice being issued.

Lee said the water flowing from the water treatment plant is cleaned up considerably.

The level of turbidity in the treated water is 0.04 NTUs.