It is imperative that water be boiled or disinfected until further notice. You may also choose to use an approved alternative water source. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth must be boiled for one (1) minute.
Manganese (Mn) is an element found in air, food, soil and drinking water. While a small amount of Manganese is essential for human health, new Health Canada research has shown drinking water with too much Manganese can be a risk to health for infants and young children. Due to this new information, Interior Health recommends people use another source of water, such as bottled water, for preparing baby formula for infants and food or drinks for young children. Boiling the water will not lower the manganese level. Showering and bathing with this water is safe. It is also important to note that the water should not be provided to infants or used to make up formula. An alternative source is recommended due to the elevated manganese levels.
Should someone other than the property owner occupy the residence (such as a tenant), please provide this information to them. If you have any questions, please contact the TNRD Utility Department at (250) 377-8673.
Water Quality Reports and Data Summaries
Bacteriological Water Data
Interior Health facilitates the sampling, transporting, and laboratory analysis for small water systems. Bacteriological and chemical sample results are stored in the Interior Health database. You can search the database below or visit Interior Health’s website.
Comprehensive Water Data
- Black Pines Certified Water Analysis Test Results 2018
- Black Pines Certified Water Analysis Test Results 2017
- Black Pines Certified Water Analysis Test Results 2016
- Black Pines Certified Water Analysis Test Results 2015a
- Black Pines Certified Water Analysis Test Results 2015b
- Black Pines Certified Water Analysis Test Results 2013
Annual Watering Restrictions
Watering restrictions are in place for all TNRD water systems from May 1 to September 15. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Even numbered houses can water on even days and odd numbered houses can water on odd days. To learn more and find helpful tips for water conservation, visit our Watering Restrictions webpage.
Black Pines is a small residential community located on the west bank of the North Thompson River, 30 km north of Kamloops.