Boil water notice extended through weekend for 200 Penticton homes

Boil water through weekend

A boil water notice for more than 200 homes in Penticton after a water main break Wednesday will remain in place over the weekend as additional tests are conducted.

The homes are south of Brantford Avenue. An update from the municipality will be provided on Monday.

“While water main breaks are not abnormal this time of year as things begin to freeze, it is extremely rare within the City of Penticton to have to issue a boil water notice. We did so out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with Interior Health,” said Len Robson, public works manager.

“Although the water main was fixed the same day, it does take some time for the water quality testing process, which is critical to ensure the water is safe to drink. We hope to have some good news for the affected residents soon.”

Residents must bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using if for such domestic purposes as drinking, making infant formula or juices, cooking, brushing teeth, washing raw foods, and making ice.

Homes impacted are:

  • Lakeside Road – all residents south of Skaha Marina to City limits
  • Brantford Avenue – all residents
  • Finnerty Road – all residents
  • Derenzy Place – all residents
  • Lakeside Court – all residents
  • Smythe Drive – all residents

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