July 11, 2014 7:40 am

UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted for Okanagan Falls residents

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UPDATE: People in Okanagan Falls no longer need to boil water prior to using it. The local irrigation district says people may detect a stronger chlorine taste and odour. But chlorine levels will be reduced as soon as possible.

A boil water notice has been issued for people living in the Okanagan Falls area after E.coli was found in their drinking water.

The bacteria was discovered during a routine weekly test.

Interior Health put out the warning after a sample tested positive for E.coli.

Two of the town’s four wells have been contaminated with the bacteria. It’s not known how it got there.

More than a thousand homes and businesses are affected.

Authorities are in the process of flushing all the water mains and are doing more tests.

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