Boil water advisory lifted in Vernon after floods
Boil water advisory lifted in Vernon after floods.
Authorities in Greater Vernon have revoked the boil water notice after testing one of the region’s water sources.
Greater Vernon Water and Interior Health said that residents in the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Spallumcheen, as well as Electoral Areas B, C and parts of D can drink their tap water.
Authorities tested the water from Duteau Creek which showed that the water supply has returned to a "good" rating.
But the region’s second water source, Kamalka Lake, remains turbid and will be switched off until conditions improve.
The boil water advisory was initially issued after several days of heavy flooding affected the region, causing water quality to degrade to a "poor" rating.
That meant residents had to exercise caution using tap water for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or for brushing teeth.
Staff in the Regional District of North Okanagan say they will continue to monitor water quality and work with Interior Health.