May 26, 2016 12:20 pm
Updated: May 26, 2016 12:21 pm

South East Irrigigation District boil water notice

A line break in the water treatment plant led to the loss of water pressure in the Rossburn Distribution Centre.

A line break in the water treatment plant led to the loss of water pressure in the Rossburn Distribution Centre.

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KELOWNA — The South East Kelowna Irrigation District has issued a boil water notice for users on the surface water system.

The order is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice.

The Boil Water Notice is required due to positive microbial results for tests taken May 23.

Subsequent tests taken May 24 were all negative for microbes and chlorine residuals are at the required range throughout the distribution system.

Interior Health has ordered the issuance of this advisory pending the results from additional microbial tests taken May 25, which will be available May 26.

SEKID says it expects the Boil Water Notice will be rescinded May 26.

During a boil water notice, tap water used for drinking, brushing teeth, or rinsing ready-to-eat-foods should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute.

The public will be notified when conditions allow the Boil Water Notice to be rescinded.

Kelowna residents unsure of who their water supplier is can get this information by going to www.kjwc.org and using the “who is my water supplier” tool.

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