Water quality has been a longstanding concern for residents of the Atlin area and for agencies concerned with public health and/or water quality issues. Representatives from the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection (WLAP), Northern Health Authority (NHA), Health Canada (HC), and the Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) identified water quality concerns in Atlin as a priority. Atlin Lake is the most common drinking water source in the Atlin area, and water samples were collected in August 2002 and in August and October 2003. Sampling wasalso conducted at three alternate drinking water sources: Warm Bay Road Spring, Fourth of July Creek (2003 only), and groundwater. Five samples were collected from each site within a 30-day period in each sampling season. The samples were analyzed for three microbiological indicators (fecal coliforms, E. coli and enterococci), colour and turbidity. In each season, one sample from each site was analyzed for a comprehensive range of physical and chemical parameters (inc
Downie, A.J.. 2005. Drinking Water Source Quality Monitoring 2002-03: Atlin & Area: Atlin Lake, Warm Bay Road Spring, Fourth of July Creek and Groundwater. BC Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection
Keywords: water quality, atlin, public health, wlap, northern health authority
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