Precautionary Do Not Drink Advisory for Hayden Haven Gem Shores Water Users

NKWD was notified by DEQ staff today that cyanotoxins have been detected in areas of Hayden Lake.  Because your health is important to us, we are testing our treated water for the presence of cyanotoxins and expect to receive results by Friday, July 30th which we will post on our website.  In the interim, you may choose to consume bottled water as a precautionary health protection measure.   Boiling water is not an adequate method to remove cyanotoxins.   We will be updating this website as new information becomes available.

Additional information on other recreational precautions are provided via press release from Panhandle Health District at: panhandlehealthdistrict.org


UPDATE – We have received the lab results for the East Season’s depressurization on July 23rd.  The results were absent of total coliform bacteria.

Pressure Loss – On July 23rd, we experienced a loss in pressure on the East Season’s water system due to a loss in power caused by a wildfire in the area.  The pressure has been restored and lab samples have been taken to ensure our water supply is not subject to contamination.  You may choose to consume bottled water or boil your water as a safety precaution until sample results are analyzed by the local laboratory.  We will update this website as soon as we receive the results.  


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North Kootenai Water & Sewer District


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“The mission of the North Kootenai Water District is to provide affordable, reliable, and safe water resources to our customers.

“We strive to achieve this through professional management, fiscal responsibility, customer satisfaction, governmental compliance and conservation. We do this in the public’s trust, while protecting the water quality of our greater community.”


The North Kootenai Water District Board’s vision is to achieve customer satisfaction while providing our employees a work place environment that enhances performance, resulting in achievement of District goals and mission.

The Board of Directors meet the first and third Thursday of each month (except holidays), at 12:30 p.m., in the office of the District located at 13649 North Meyer Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858.