Advertisement

Water quality advisory rescinded for Lakeview system in West Kelowna

 The advisory was issued on Jan. 24 after several monitoring stations began recording high turbidity. The advisory was rescinded on Jan. 29.
The advisory was issued on Jan. 24 after several monitoring stations began recording high turbidity. The advisory was rescinded on Jan. 29. Global News

UPDATE: A water quality advisory that was issued on Friday for West Kelowna’s Lakeview system was rescinded on Wednesday morning.

According to the City of West Kelowna, the advisory was issued on Jan. 24 after several monitoring stations in the Lakeview Heights north area began recording high turbidity.

“Once crews completed the necessary water main flushing in the early morning of January 25, the city conducted all required comprehensive testing and received all mandatory laboratory confirmations that the water was again safe to consume,” the city said in a press release.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A water quality advisory is in effect for West Kelowna’s Lakeview system.

The City of West Kelowna issued the advisory late Friday night. It was effective immediately, and will remain in place until further notice.

Story continues below advertisement

The city says the advisory is due to high turbidity registering at several monitoring locations in the Lakeview Heights area. Crews are working to determine the source of the high turbidity.

BC falling short in testing for lead in water
BC falling short in testing for lead in water

The city says children, the elderly and those with weakened immunity must use water that’s been brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more, or seek an alternative safe source, for brushing teeth, drinking, making baby formula, preparing food and beverages and washing fruits and vegetables.

It added that a safe, alternate source of water is available at the bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads.

The water is free throughout the duration of the water quality advisory, but users must bring their own bottles and hoses for filling. The tap is located on the Asquith Road side of the station.

To view the city’s water quality advisory map, click here.

Osoyoos facing huge expense to upgrade water treatment facilities
Osoyoos facing huge expense to upgrade water treatment facilities