Pat Wilson, Director of Water Works for the City says the levels aren’t a health concern because they aren’t at a dangerous level.
“The limit is .01 parts-per-million and we were at .013 parts-per-million.”
Wilson says it would only be a health concern to residents over several years of exposure, but if people are worried they can use a simple water filter.
The City is working to reduce the levels with operational changes, capital investment and improved water quality at Buffalo Pound Lake.
Wilson says they will be monitoring the water on a monthly basis.
The City recently expanded its water testing to include all 75 parameters set out in Health Canada’s drinking water guidelines.