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Vernon residents get the okay to stop boiling their water

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VERNON - The boil water advisory in Vernon has ended.

Greater Vernon Water announced this morning, May 16, that extensive sampling has shown the water is back up to a ‘good’ rating, meaning residents no longer need to boil their water, according to a release from the water utility.

The areas affected by the notice include the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Electoral Areas ‘B’ and ‘C’, some areas of electoral area ‘D’ and Spallumcheen including Stepping Stones.

At the moment, all customers are receiving water from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant, including those usually served by Kalamalka Lake, until turbidity in the lake settles down.

“Staff continues to monitor water quality and work closely with Interior Health,” the utility states in the release.

Meanwhile, the Village of Lumby is reminding the public that water is safe to drink, despite flood activity and high river flows. No boil water advisories have been issued there to date. 

The Village of Lumby’s water supply is drawn from a deep well system, which is not impacted by surface flooding or related diversions, the Village states in a media release.

Testing on Tuesday, May 9 confirmed that Village water quality is good following last weekend’s flooding.

If you have any questions about the rescinding of the Greater Vernon Boil Water Notice, contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check online. 

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