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Reservoir possibly vandalized

A water quality advisory has been issued for some residents served by the Westshore Water System after the Upper Mountain Reservoir was possibly vandalized.

The advisory affects almost 150 properties and Interior Health has been contacted according to RDCO communications officer Bruce Smith .

“Based on the available information and water quality monitoring data, at this time there’s no evidence that the drinking water in the reservoir was contaminated.  In addition to draining and flushing the lines to reduce the risk, we are conducting additional monitoring of the water quality and will provide updates as more information becomes available,” he says.

Until further notice the RDCO is encouraging those users in the affected area with weakened immune systems and  those wishing to take additional precautions to follow Interior Health’s recommended guidelines. 

“All water intended for drinking, washing fruits and produce, 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 or water filtered through a well-maintained in-home treatment device,” explains Smith.

This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the upper distribution area of the Westshore Water System will continue until further notice.

Roadside sign notices have been placed at key intersections as well to advise residents of the precautionary Water Quality Advisory.

For information visit the Regional District website water system webpage or contact RDCO Environmental Services at [email protected] or 250-469-6241.

Streets Affected by Westshore Water System – Upper Mountain Reservoir Water Quality Advisory

  • Dogwood Drive
  • Northern View Rd
  • Crown Crescent
  • Lakewood Rd
  • Alder Drive
  • Evergreen Way
  • Hillcrest Way
  • Cedar
  • Hillside Drive
  • Bluebird Drive
  • Westshore Rd (even addresses from 10614 to 10890, odd addresses 10725 to 10883)
  •  Pinecrest Rd (even addresses from 10736 to 10790)
  • Columbia Way (even addresses from 10400 to 10600, odd addresses from 10579 to 10595)
  • Mountain Drive (even addresses from 310 to 610, odd addresses from 311 to 659)
  • Spruce Drive (address from 36 to 78


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