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FLOOD WATCH 2017: Greater Vernon boil water notice continues into weekend

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May 12, 2017 - 3:20 PM

VERNON - The boil water notice for Greater Vernon will continue this weekend.

Due to the current turbidity of the water, high creek levels and uncertain weather over the weekend the notice continues, according a North Okanagan Regional District media release issued today, May 12.

Greater Vernon Water staff have seen improvements in the water, but not enough when other factors are taken into account. They will continue to monitor water contiditions as they work with the Interior Health Authority.

The boil water notice was first issued on May 6 and affects customers customers supplied by Duteau Creek and Kalamalka Lake, including residents in the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Spallumcheen and Electoral Districts B and C and parts of D, according to a media release.

Turbidity, or cloudiness in the water, can affect the disinfection process at water treatment facilities and water coming from those sources is currently rated poor, which means everyone should be cautious when consuming the water.

Any water to be consumed, from washing food to making ice cubes to brushing teeth, should be boiled before use. Boiled water should be kept at a rolling boil for one minute.

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