What you need to know about Kelowna’s Water Quality Advisory

The City has created signs for businesses here.
If you have a weakened immune system or any chronic illness, or are either under 12 years of age or over 65 years of age, you are advised to take precaution during the Advisory.
A number of Water Quality Advisories and Boil Water Notices are in place throughout the Central Okanagan.
The City of Kelowna has five main water purveyors within the City limits.
To find your water service provider for the most up-to-date information, go to the City’s website or to the KJWC.org site to see current status of the five major water purveyors for city residents.
So how does a Water Quality Advisory come into effect?
The Nephelometric Turbidity Unit is what measures the number, scale, shape and colour of particles found in water when a white light is shone at 90 degrees (source: Wikipedia).
The table below shows the status of the Okanagan Lake intakes for the City of Kelowna.
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.
Do Not Use Notice – Used in situations where a significant public health threat exists in relation to the water supply system, and the threat cannot be adequately addressed through a Water Quality Advisory or Boil Water Notice.

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