Water Quality Advisory for City of Kelowna
Water Quality Advisory for City of Kelowna.
A Water Quality Advisory has been issued for all customers in the City of Kelowna water utility.
A Water Quality Advisory alerts residents that there is a modest health risk associated with consuming water.
During a Water Quality Advisory, the Interior Health Authority makes the following recommendations: Who should take precaution: People with weakened immune systems or chronic illnesses People under 12 and over 65 years of age People wishing for additional protection How to take precaution: Boil water for one minute, then store in clean covered containers in your refrigerator.
Be sure water is cool before drinking to avoid burns or scalds.
Use filtered or distilled water Use an alternative water resource (e.g. bottled water) The advisory is issued due to higher than normal turbidity levels at water intakes.
“Interior Health has been notified and we will be monitoring turbidity levels at all City pump stations,” said Ed Hoppe, Water Quality and Customer Care Supervisor.
"We are seeing unprecedented water levels and flows into Lake Okanagan.
As a result, we have adjusted our UV disinfection and chlorine levels to ensure that we continue to maintain a clean, coliform bacteria free system.
A Water Quality Advisory notice is available here and can be printed on standard letter size paper and posted until further notice.