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UPDATE: Water quality advisory rescinded for Lakeview/Rose Valley in West Kelowna

The City of West Kelowna says the water quality advisory is in effect until further notice because of high turbidity.
The City of West Kelowna says the water quality advisory is in effect until further notice because of high turbidity. Global News

UPDATE: A water quality advisory issued for the Lakeview / Rose Valley water system has been rescinded.

The City of West Kelowna rescinded the water quality advisory on Aug. 14, nearly one month after the advisory was first sent out.

The city originally issued the advisory July 15 due to high turbidity registering at the reservoir, which also impacted the distribution network.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A water quality advisory has been issued for the Lakeview-Rose Valley system in West Kelowna.

Issued Wednesday afternoon by the City of West Kelowna, the advisory is in effect until further notice because of high turbidity at the reservoir.

According to the city, an algal bloom is causing the turbidity, which may affect the performance of the chlorine disinfection process.

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“Increased turbidity can mean bacteria, viruses and microorganisms can attach themselves to the suspended particles in the turbid water,” the city said in a press release.

“These particles can interfere with disinfection by shielding the microorganisms from the chlorine.”

The city noted that water quality advisories remain in effect for the West Kelowna Estates and Sunnyside/Pritchard Systems.

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During water quality notice and advisories, a bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads will be opened to the public.

For more about water quality in West Kelowna, click here.

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