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Boil Water Notice for two Westside Road water systems

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May 09, 2017 - 1:53 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN – Roughly 500 properties north of West Kelowna off Westside Road have been upgraded from a Water Quality Advisory to a Boil Water Notice due to high turbidity in two water systems.

Residents served by the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems are encouraged to boil water before drinking, according to a Central Okanagan Regional District media release.

A Water Quality Advisory remains in place for those residents drawing water from the Falcon Ridge system in Kelowna's Joe Rich neighbourhood. Those with weakened immune systems are urged to avoid drinking water from the Falcon Ridge water system.

Interior Health recommends only two options for customers under the Boil Water Notices in Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates due to the presence of protozoa in the lake water: Boiling water for one minute or using a safe alternative for washing produce, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth.

The regional district says the health risk posed to particularly at risk populations such as newborns, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems increases as turbidity levels rise. Turbidity can interfere with disinfection, limiting chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate viruses, bacteria and parasites. 

For information visit the Regional District website water system webpage ( or contact RDCO Environmental Services at or 250-469-6241.

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