Water order for Wolfe Creek rescinded

PENTICTON - A Dec. 11 Do Not Use order issued by Interior Health for water from Wolfe Creek immediately downstream from Copper Mountain Mine to the mouth of the Similkameen River has been rescinded.

The decision to lift the order came after a review of water samples out of Wolfe Creek and Lorne Lake.

Results reveal no risks to users, and is considered safe for bathing, recreation and drinking. Standard drinking water guidelines including filtering and disinfection before consuming, continue to apply.

The Rock Ridge Canyon Water System’s Do Not Use order continues pending additional sampling from the well that feeds the system.

Residents should not use this water for drinking, (even boiled) bathing or recreation.

An update on the Rock Ridge Canyon Water System will be provided by Interior Health when results become available.

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