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Falcon Ridge water quality advisory rescinded

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May 15, 2016 - 3:03 PM

A Water Quality Advisory has been rescinded for residents served by the Falcon Ridge Water System in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.

The lifting of the Advisory this afternoon by the Regional District of Central Okanagan was made in consultation with Interior Health.

RDCO Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “The higher turbidity caused by the spring runoff in the source water for the Falcon Ridge system has decreased and is once again within the acceptable and safe Canadian guidelines for drinking water quality.  As a result we’ve removed the precautionary Water Quality Advisory that has been in place since April 22nd.  Customers of the system are no longer advised to boil their water before using it for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables or brushing their teeth.”

Smith adds, “We appreciate the support and patience of our customers on the more than 50 properties connected to the Falcon Ridge system while the most recent advisory was in place.  We wish to remind residents on the system that the advisory was a precautionary measure and that no bacteria were detected within the water system.”

For more information about the six water systems operated and maintained by the Regional District visit or contact RDCO Environmental Services at or 250-469-6241. To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit

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