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Some Osoyoos area residents going under boil water notice for seven months

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March 28, 2017 - 10:28 AM

OSOYOOS - The Town of Osoyoos has issued an upcoming boil water notice lasting more than 7 months for some parts of the water system.

Residents on rural water system 8 and System 9 will need to boil their water from April 1 to November 16, 2017, according to a media release from the town. During this period the two water systems will be switched from a groundwater source to Osoyoos Lake.

While the lake water is chlorinated, it isn’t adequately protected from pathogens that might be in the water, the town says. Water used for drinking, beverages, washing food or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least a minute.

The Interior Health Authority has been consulted on the issue and when the water situation has improved the public will be notified.

To find out if you are on either rural water system 8 or 9 look at the first three digits of the account number on a utilities invoice for 008 or 009. Maps of the two systems can be found here for system 8 or here for system 9.

For more information about the boil water notice go to the Town's website.

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