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Water quality advisory issued for West Kelowna neighbourhood

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August 04, 2016 - 3:49 PM

WEST KELOWNA - Make sure to boil your water if your are on the Lakeview water system in West Kelowna.

The City of West Kelowna has issued a water quality advisory for residents in the affected area. In a release, the city says the Rose Valley Reservoir is experiencing "higher than normal turbidity levels."

The increase means bacteria, viruses and microorganisms can attach themselves to water particles and it can interfere with disinfection.

The city says it is continuing to monitor water quality and will advise residents when the water quality advisory is lifted.

The release recommends children, seniors and people with weakened immune systems bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, or use an alternative source of water.

Boiled water should be used for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables that will be eaten raw, preparing food, mixing baby formula and making ice.

You can go here to find more information.

A map of the residences affected by the water advisory.
A map of the residences affected by the water advisory.
Image Credit: City of West Kelowna

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