Oct 6, 2012 / 1:05 pm
The Regional District of Central Okanagan has downgraded a previously issued Boil Water Notice to a Water Quality Advisory for residents served by the Falcon Ridge Water System in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area off Highway 33.
"Recent water testing shows that the turbidity in the source water for the Falcon Ridge system has decreased from its higher levels but is not yet consistently within the acceptable Interior Health and Canadian Drinking Water Quality guidelines," says Communications Officer Bruce Smith.
"As a result, the Falcon Ridge system is now under a Water Quality Advisory,"
Interior Health guidelines recommend that all water intended for drinking, washing produce, making beverages or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or filtered through a well maintained in-home treatment device.
Also, they suggest using bottled or distilled water.
The Advisory will remain in effect until further notice. The Boil Water Notice was originally issued on September 13 as a result of a high turbidity water rating after exploratory drilling for a new well disturbed the water source.
Work to find an additional well source is continuing in the area.
For information visit the Regional District's water system webpage or contact RDCO Environmental Services at email@example.com or 250-469-6241.
Meanwhile, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, after consulting with Interior Health, has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the Olalla water system.
They advise that residents may continue to notice chlorine in the water for some time until it works its way through the system.
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