The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued precautionary Water Quality Advisories for residents served by the Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems.
The advisories affect about 55 properties connected to the Falcon Ridge system off Highway 33, more than 280 properties serviced in the Killiney Beach subdivision off Westside Road and 265 properties in the Westshore Estates subdivision off Westside Road.
Increased turbidity in each of the three water system sources from high runoff has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.
Roadside sign notices will be in place in each area advising of the water advisories.
“Interior Health has been contacted,” says Communications Officer Bruce Smith “and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water tested from the systems, Regional District staff recommends that as a precaution that Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions.
Smith says all water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or customers should use a safe alternative to water from the tap such as bottled or distilled water.
The precautionary water quality advisory will continue until further notice.