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Contaminated tap water in Okanagan Falls; boil water notice issued

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Original Publication Date July 11, 2014 - 12:22 PM

OKANAGAN FALLS - A boil water notice was issued Thursday for Okanagan Falls residents, after water testing results showed traces of E. Coli contamination.

Residents are being warned by Okanagan Falls Irrigation District and Interior Health to boil water for one minute before drinking, preparing food, and brushing teeth.

Water samples are being sent to Interior Health for testing.

Irrigation District chair Bob Daly says they have to provide two separate, clean water samples before the boil water notice can be lifted.

Residents could go back to using water straight from the tap by Tuesday at the earliest, according to Daly. 

— This story was updated on July 15, 2014 at 10:31 a.m. to correct a mispelled name.

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