Vernon residents get the okay to stop boiling their water

Vernon residents get the okay to stop boiling their water.
VERNON – The boil water advisory in Vernon has ended.
Greater Vernon Water announced this morning, May 16, that extensive sampling has shown the water is back up to a ‘good’ rating, meaning residents no longer need to boil their water, according to a release from the water utility.
The areas affected by the notice include the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Electoral Areas ‘B’ and ‘C’, some areas of electoral area ‘D’ and Spallumcheen including Stepping Stones.
At the moment, all customers are receiving water from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant, including those usually served by Kalamalka Lake, until turbidity in the lake settles down.
The Village of Lumby’s water supply is drawn from a deep well system, which is not impacted by surface flooding or related diversions, the Village states in a media release.
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