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Boil water notice issued for Southeast Kelowna

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April 03, 2019 - 1:36 PM

KELOWNA - If you get your water from the Southeast Kelowna Irrigation District, you'll need to boil it before you drink it.

The City has issued a boil water notice for surface water customers in the Southeast Kelowna area after finding increased turbidity (cloudiness or haziness) in Hydraulic Creek. The notice affects 3500 residents in the area.

“Boil water notices have been an annual occurrence for customers in this area for many years," utility services manager Kevin Van Vliet said in the release. "As the Kelowna Integrated Water - Phase 1 project proceeds, we look forward to these notices becoming increasingly few and far between.”

Hall Road customers, who draw water from the O'Reilly Road well, are also affected by the notice. Any interruptions in well water supply will result in water being delivered to the area, the City said.

Customers in Southeast Kelowna who are connected to the City of Kelowna water system are not affected by the notice.

The City said it will continue to monitor the situation, adding the high turbidity is expected to last for a while.

For updates on the boil water notice go to the City's drinking water web page here.

— This story was updated at 350 p.m. April 3, 2019 to include the number of affected residents.

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