Boil Water Notice for two Westside Road water systems

Boil Water Notice for two Westside Road water systems.
CENTRAL OKANAGAN – Roughly 500 properties north of West Kelowna off Westside Road have been upgraded from a Water Quality Advisory to a Boil Water Notice due to high turbidity in two water systems.
Residents served by the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems are encouraged to boil water before drinking, according to a Central Okanagan Regional District media release.
Those with weakened immune systems are urged to avoid drinking water from the Falcon Ridge water system.
Interior Health recommends only two options for customers under the Boil Water Notices in Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates due to the presence of protozoa in the lake water: Boiling water for one minute or using a safe alternative for washing produce, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth.
Turbidity can interfere with disinfection, limiting chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate viruses, bacteria and parasites.
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