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Water Quality Advisory

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December 21, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Date: December 21, 2017

Type of Alert: Boil Water Notice

Details: BOIL WATER NOTICE

The South East Kelowna Irrigation District has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for users on the surface water system. The order is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice.

Why has this notice been issued?

The Boil Water Notice is required due to a malfunction in the disinfection system at the intake on Hydraulic Creek. The heavy snowfall overnight caused a power failure at the intake and the subsequent failure of the disinfection system.

Who is affected by this notice?

This notice applies to all residents receiving water from the South East Kelowna Irrigation District. Hall Road residents who receive well water from the O’Reilly Road well are also affected as any interruption in the well water supply will result in surface water being supplied to the area.

What should the public do?

During a boil water notice, tap water used for drinking, brushing teeth, or rinsing ready-to-eat-foods should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute.
“Owners of all public facilities must post Boil Water Notices at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Boil Water Notice.

How long will the Boil Water Notice last?

The boil water notice is in effect until further notice. We are currently repairing the chlorination system and once those repairs are complete the system will be flushed and the notice will be lifted when water quality samples are favorable.

Interior Health has been consulted and is involved in this notification. The South East Kelowna Irrigation District apologizes for any inconvenience this notification might cause our customers and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.

Kelowna residents unsure of who their water supplier is can get this information by going to www.kjwc.org and using the who is my water supplier tool.

CONTACT: Toby Pike, South East Kelowna Irrigation District 250 861-4200

Contact:

Gully Road
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 861-4200
Fax: (250) 861-4213 Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Types of Alerts
 
Water Quality Advisory  Used in situations in which the public health threat posed by the water supply is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks through means other than requiring a Boil Water Notice or Do Not Use Water Notice.

Boil Water Notice  Used in situations in which the public health threat posed by the water supply system is significant and the nature of the threat is one that can be effectively addressed through boiling of the water.

Do Not Use Water Notice  Used in situations where a significant public health threat exists in relation to the water supply system and the threat cannot be adequately addressed through a Water Quality Advisory or Boil Water Notices.


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