May 12, 2013 - 3:50 PM
The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary Water Quality Advisory for residents served by the Westshore Water System in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.
The advisory affects almost 250 properties connected to the community water system adjacent to Westside Road. Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Interior Health has been contacted and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water from the system tested, Regional District staff recommends as a precaution that Westshore water customers follow Interior Health guidelines. All water intended for drinking, washing fruits and produce, making beverages 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 or water filtered through a well-maintained in-home treatment device.”
This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the Westshore Water System will continue until further notice.
For 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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