The City of West Kelowna has upgraded the water advisory on the Lakeview-Rose Valley water system to a full boil water notice.
All residents within the service area must now bring water to a rolling boil for one minute for brushing teeth, drinking, making baby formula, preparing food and beverages and ice and washing fruits and vegetables.
The notice is due to increased turbidity in the water, which impacts the performance of the chlorine disinfection process. Bacteria, protozoa, viruses and other microorganisms can attach themselves to suspended particles in the turbid water.
A safe, free, alternate source of water is available at the bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads. The tap is located on the Asquith Road side of the station.
The notice will stay in place until further notice. An interactive map of West Kelowna water systems is here.