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1,100 West Kelowna residents under new Water Quality Advisory

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May 09, 2017 - 3:19 PM

WEST KELOWNA – More than 1,000 people in West Kelowna have been issued a Water Quality Advisory.

Residents served by the Pritchard and Sunnyside Water Systems can expect to see increased turbidity in water drawn from the lake in the coming days.

It is recommended that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune system and anyone wishing to seek additional protection bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food and mixing baby formula.

Increased turbidity caused by spring runoff and flooding can mean bacteria, viruses and microorganisms can attach themselves to the suspended particles in the turbid water, a media release from the Central Okanagan Regional District. These particles can interfere with disinfection by shielding the microorganisms from the chlorine.

Users are encouraged to sign up for e-Notification on the City’s website.

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