Please see below for an RDCO news release advising that a Water Quality Advisory has been issued for the Westshore Estates water system as turbidity in the source water is higher than acceptable Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
The Water Quality Advisory issued by the RDCO for the Killiney Beach water system on July 22, 2019 remains in effect.
Anyone sourcing water from Okanagan Lake through private water systems may wish to consider following the same precautionary guidelines prescribed by Interior Health.
August 8, 2019
Water Quality Advisory for Westshore Water System
The advisory affects more than 265 properties in the Westshore Estates subdivision, located off Westside Road.
Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Roadside sign notices will be in advising of the water advisory.
While the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water tested from the system, the Regional District recommends that as a precaution, Westshore Estates water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions. All water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or customers should use a safe alternative to water from the tap such as bottled or distilled water.
This precautionary water quality advisory will continue until turbidity returns to normal operating levels within acceptable Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.
Corporate Communications Manager
Links to Interior Health Information:
Water Advisories and Notifications