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Water-quality advisory rescinded for West Kelowna’s Pritchard-Sunnyside system

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UPDATE: The water-quality advisory for West Kelowna’s Pritchard-Sunnyside system has been rescinded.

The City of West Kelowna, in consultation with Interior Health, originally announced the advisory on Jan. 13 because of windstorm-related turbidity issues.

But on Friday, Jan. 15, following water testing, the advisory was rescinded.

The city noted that with the advisory now over, free access is no longer available at the bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Wednesday’s windstorm has prompted a water quality advisory for residents and businesses on the Pritchard-Sunnyside water system.

The wind stirred up Okanagan Lake enough to cause turbidity issues near the system’s water intake.

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A map is available at westkelownacity.ca/waterquality for anyone who is unsure which water system they are on.

Children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems should use water that has been brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute, or a safe alternative.

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The bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads is open to provide a safe, free source of water.

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