Water advisories and notices still in effect throughout central Okanagan
Water advisories and notices still in effect throughout central Okanagan.
The City of Kelowna is reminding residents that a water quality advisory is still in effect.
The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
To find out which one they are on, residents can enter in their address using the find your water provider tool a by clicking here.
Types of Alerts: Water Quality Advisory: Used in situations in which the public health threat posed by the water supply system is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks through means other than requiring a Boil Water Notice or Do Not Use Water Notice.
This is the level of alert the City of Kelowna Water Utility is currently under for turbidity levels between 1-5 NTU.
Boil Water Notice: Used in situations in which the public health threat posed by the water supply system is significant and the nature of the threat is one that can be effectively addressed through boiling of the water.
Testing will continue on a frequent basis until it is determined that quality levels are well within Drinking Water and Interior Health guidelines.
In West Kelowna, a water quality advisory has been issued for users of the West Kelowna Estates Water System due to increased turbidity in water drawn from Okanagan Lake.
Free water is available at the City of West Kelowna’s bulk water station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads.