West Kelowna Lakeview Water System water quality advisory lifted

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WEST KELOWNA - The water quality advisory issued last August because of higher than normal turbidity, has finally been lifted.

According to a release from the City of West Kelowna, the lifted advisory means approximately 4,000 connections in areas that include Lakeview Heights, Boucherie Centre, Shannon Woods, Tallus Ridge and Shannon Lake can use tap water again. 

Because the water system is unfiltered, the city reminds users that provincial health recommendations state that newborns and people with weakened immune systems should consume water that has been brought to a running boil for one minute or use a safe alternative water source.

The City of West Kelowna warns the public that flushing of the system is still underway and that some water users may see water discolouration.

Signs will be posted in areas where the flushing is occurring and the city is asking water users to minimize consumption when signs are posted. If residents do notice water discolouration after flushing is complete, the city recommends they run cold tap until it's clear.

The flushing process will last for several weeks, if weather permits. It will resume in the spring if necessary.

Residents can access free water at the bulk water station at Asquith and Shannon Lake roads until Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

- This story was updated at 3 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2016 to include new information from the City of West Kelowna.


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