April 4, 2013 1:06 pm
Updated: April 4, 2013 1:31 pm

Boil water advisories Kelowna and Peachland

Global Okanagan

Residents who get their water from the South East Kelowna Irrigation District (SEKID) are having to boil their water today and for the foreseeable future.

SEKID issued a boil water advisory Thursday due to increased turbidity in Hydraulic Creek.

“The melting snow at the lower elevations has increased flow at the District intake causing the turbidity to increase above an average of 5 NTUs for the past 24 hour period,” says SEKID.

It says residents should boil their water for at least one minute.

SEKID adds turbidity in Hydraulic Creek should lower by the middle of May.

There’s also a boil water advisory in Peachland.

“While the associated health risks are minimal, Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection, drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice,” says The District of Peachland.

It says the turbidity index is rated as fair.

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