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Water advisory for Star Place

A water quality advisory is in effect for residents served by the Star Place water system.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan issued the advisory Thursday morning.

The advisory affects eight properties connected to the community water system on Star Place off Trepanier Road near the Okanagan Connector.  

Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. 

Roadside sign notices are in place to advise residents of the precautionary Water Quality Advisory.

"Interior Health has been contacted and, while the health risk is modest and no bacteria has been found in any of the water from the system tested, Regional District staff recommends that as a precaution that Falcon Ridge water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions," says communications officer, Bruce Smith.

"All water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or customers should use a safe alternative to water from the tap such as bottled or distilled water.”

This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the Star Place Water System will continue until further notice. 

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