A water quality advisory has been issued for a Vernon water system.
Greater Vernon Water and Interior Health have issued the advisory for customers on the Delcliffe Water Utility, water coming from Okanagan Lake.
The area impacted includes Delcliffe Road and Cameron Road.
The water is supplied to these areas by Delcliffe Water System in partnership with GVW.
“Due to increasing water levels, the turbidity has exceeded 1.0 NTU at the Delcliffe Water Intake,” says a news release. “Due to this increase in turbidity (cloudiness) the water quality is now rated as FAIR. This Water Quality Advisory will be in effect until further notice.”
What does a FAIR rating mean?
A fair rating means that some customers should be careful when ingesting the water, including children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems
What should these customers do?
For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:
drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, and brushing teeth.
Customers will be informed when water quality returns to normal via road signs.
For more information please visit www.rdno.ca/water.