By Paul Hutchings
Star Staff Writer
DEER LAKE Documentation from the Department of the Environment Water Resources division has rated Deer Lake’s water at a 92 per cent.
The quarterly report shows the town’s drinking water to be on par with the last one issued earlier this year, in which the town received roughly the same grade. It shows results of tests for at least 20 different items including dissolved particles in the water, natural mineral levels and pollution levels if applicable. The only thing the test showed that could be improved upon according to superintendent Dave Thomas is the water colour.
“The colour is a bit off but that’s the colour of the lake that is the source of the drinking water,” he said. “The system we have doesn’t change the colour of the water but it’s not something that affects the quality so we still got an excellent grade.”
Thomas said the drinking water has always received grades in the 80s or 90s over the last few years.