Water quality advisory for Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates

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CENTRAL OKANAGAN - The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for residents served by the Killiney Beach and Westshore water systems in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

The advisory affects properties connected to the two separate community water systems servicing these subdivisions off Westside Road. 

Please conserve water and do not use water unnecessarily. Reservoirs are not able to be replenished as they would normally because of the power situation.

As a result of the ongoing power outages related to the Bear Creek fire, water quality may be compromised and that could impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Roadside sign notices are in place to advise residents of the precautionary water quality advisory.

“Interior Health has been contacted and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water tested from the systems, Regional District staff recommends that as a precaution that Killiney Beach and Westshore water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions," regional district spokesperson Bruce Smith Says. "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 systems will continue until further notice.

For information visit the Regional District website water system webpage or contact RDCO Environmental Services at engineer@cord.bc.ca or 250-469-6241.

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