Water back to normal following Westside Road fire

Smoke fills the sky near the Westside Road wildfire July 21, 2015.

OKANAGAN - A water advisory for two community water systems on Westside Road has been lifted.

Central Okanagan Regional District officials say the Killiney Beach and Westshore water systems are back to normal after consultations with the Interior Health Authority.

The advisory covered more than 530 properties off Westside Road and was issued after power outages and electrical service problems caused by the Westside Road wildfire.

The two systems are located in the Central Okanagan West electoral area.

Communications officer Bruce Smith says the water quality advisory was a precaution and thanks residents for their patience.

B.C. Hydro service was also disrupted throughout the area but has recently been restored to full service.

The fire, discovered Sunday, July 19, is estimated at 560 hectares and is considered 80 per cent contained as of Tuesday morning, July 28. All evacuation orders and alerts have been lifted and 82 firefighters, two helicopters and five pieces of heavy equipment continue to work the lightning-caused fire.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


Oyama has already been hit by extensive flooding and lake levels are expected to rise for several more weeks.
FLOOD WATCH 2017: Oyama is stuck between two overflowing lakes
OYAMA – Stuck between two lakes is probably the worst place to be during a flood. Tween Lakes Resort, located between Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake, is close to be completely covered in water, as mountain snow continues to melt faster

Top News