Ellison boil water notice order downgraded
A boil water notice affecting 175 rural properties in the Ellison area east of Kelowna has been downgraded to a water quality advisory In consultation with Interior Health, the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District said Monday it had downgraded the boil water notice issued March 10.
This properties affected by the advisory include all properties serviced by GEID located east of Old Vernon Road, including all areas north of Anderson Road.
An ongoing water quality advisory has been in place for properties serviced by GEID located at 4451 to 4563 Postill Drive, 5981 Old Vernon Road, Country Rhodes Strata at 6100 Old Vernon Road, Country View Estates at 6400 Spencer Road, Dry Valley Road and Gale Road.
Any properties under a water quality advisory have water considered “fair” in qulity due to elevated turbidity (cloudiness in the water).
For “fair” ratings, IHA recommends children aged up to 12, the elderly (65+) and people with weakened immune systems boil their water for at least one minute or seek a safe alternatives such as bottled water Owners of public facilities must post water quality advisories at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off).
As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the advisory as well.
Meanwhile, a 2 1/2-month long water quality advisory for the McKinley Landing water system has been rescinded by the GEID.
That advisory was originally issued May 18.
It only affected water users within the McKinley Landing area, including all properties on Shayler Road, Place and Court and the McKinley Beach development areas of the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District.
If you require further information on either issue, go to www.glenmoreellison.com or contact the GEID office at 250-763-6506.