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West Kelowna Estates residents need to boil their drinking water

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WEST KELOWNA - A mechanical failure has resulting in murky water affecting about 1,200 homes in West Kelowna Estates.

The problem occurred in a pressure reducing station, leading to increased turbidity in the water and a boil water notice, according to a City of West Kelowna media release.

The City is advising residents to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute if it is to be used for drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food or brushing teeth.

Free water is available at the bulk water station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads. A tap is located on the Asquith Road side of the station. Users have to bring their own containers and hoses if needed and ensure they are clean and suitable for potable water.

Repairs are underway and once complete, the system will be flushed, disinfected and tested, the City says.

Customers can sign up for e-notification on the City’s website here to get an automatic email when the notice is lifted.

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