Water quality advisory for Falcon Ridge water customers
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May 24, 2016 - 4:01 PM
CENTRAL OKANAGAN - The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary Water Quality Advisory for residents served by the Falcon Ridge Water System in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.
The advisory affects approximately 55 properties connected to the community water system off Highway 33. Due to the weekend rain in the Mission Creek watershed, there is increased turbidity in the water system source which has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Roadside sign notices are in place to let residents know about the precautionary Water Quality Advisory.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “While the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water from the system tested, after consulting with Interior Health, Regional District staff recommends as a precaution that Falcon Ridge water customers follow Interior Health guidelines especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions. All water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or customers should use a safe alternative to water from the tap such as bottled or distilled water.”
This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the Falcon Ridge Water System will continue until further notice.
For more detail and information visit the Regional District website water system webpage (regionaldistrict.com/water) or contact RDCO Environmental Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-469-6241. To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit regionaldistrict.com/water.
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