Trozzo and Winlaw Creek Water Users

Winlaw Creek May 27, 2022
Trozzo Creek May 27, 2022
Winlaw Creek May 6, 2022. All photos credit Ian Waterbury

Spring 2022 Water Quality Updates: Water samples from Trozzo and Winlaw creeks taken by Slocan River Streamkeepers in collaboration with SIFCo. 

Water Analysis Reports:

Water Analysis Report from Passmore Laboratory, June 15, 2022: https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/2206152120.pdf

Water analysis report for metals and nutrients from Caro Analytic Services from May 19, 2022:
https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/22e2890_1-caro-e1-2022-06-01-1446.pdf

Water Analysis Report from Passmore Laboratory, May 19, 2022:

https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/2205192066-1.pdf

Results for the E. coli samples taken on Winlaw Creek and Trozzo Creek on May 19th, 2022 did not meet Canada’s guidelines for drinking water quality for the Total Coliform test. Total Coliforms are not associated with human infection but may indicate the presence of other harmful organisms.

Water Analysis Report from Passmore Laboratory, May 6, 2022:
https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/2022-05-06-e.coli_2205122059.pdf

Results for the E. coli samples taken on Winlaw Creek and Trozzo Creek on May 6th, 2022 did not meet Canada’s guidelines for drinking water quality because there are counts of Total Coliforms and E.coli. Therefore, it is probably a good idea for residents to consider treating their water during and after large rain events, and to have their water tested regularly. See the information sheet from Passmore Labs with more info on the subject.

In terms of nutrients and metals, results from the first and second round of sampling show that there are nutrients and metals detectable in in the water samples, but none that exceed Canada’s guidelines. Results from the third round of sampling are expected within the next couple of days.

Water analysis report for metals and nutrients from Caro Analytic Services from May 9, 2022:

https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/22e1279-1-caro-e1-2022-05-18-1709.pdf

Water analysis report for metals and nutrients from Caro Analytic Services from April 19, 2022:

https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/22d2515_1-caro-e1-2022-05-09-1015.pdf

For more information on drinking water from Passmore Laboratory:

https://slocanriverstreamkeepers.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/drinking-water-information-1.pdf

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