Penticton and South Okanagan
Heavy rains prompt water advisory
Sep 7, 2013 / 10:38 am
With the recent heavy rains and the turbidity rising above 1 NTU in Deep Creek, the Director of Operations has initiated a Water Quality Advisory for the District of Peachland.
Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by particles that are normally invisible to the naked eye. The measurement of turbidity is a key test of water quality.
While the associated health risks are minimal, Interior Health recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.
For those at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making juice or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute.
For more information, contact the District of Peachland at (250) 767-2647 or visit this website.
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