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Boil water notice for parts of south east Kelowna, Peachland could be next

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April 09, 2018 - 1:00 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN – Increased snow melt in the surrounding mountains has forced a boil water notice for parts of southeast Kelowna.

The South East Kelowna Irrigation District says increased turbidity in source water from Hydraulic Creek prompted the notice, which encourages users to boil water for one minute before using it for drinking, brushing teeth or rinsing food.

“The melting snow at the lower elevations has increased flow at the District intake causing the turbidity to increase above an average of 5 NTUs for the past 24-hour period,” a media release sent today, April 9, says. “The unusually high snow pack this winter could result in poor water quality for some time.”

The order is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice.

The District of Peachland has instituted a Water Quality Advisory, effective immediately, which recommends children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems also boil their water until water quality improves.  

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