The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has issued a precautionary Boil Water Notice for the Sun Valley water system, which serves the southeast area of Okanagan Falls.
A power outage Monday night resulted in the water system losing pressure. As a result, residents may observe some discolouration or sediment in the water.
"If you experience dirty water, simply run your cold water taps only and/or garden hose until the water runs clear. Residents may also wish to isolate their in-home treatment systems until turbidity has decreased to normal levels. In addition, residents should check the water quality before laundering clothing during this time, to minimize potential staining or discolouration," reads a news release from the RDOS.
Use a safe alternate source of water for preparing baby formula for infants and young children, and boil water for all drinking, brushing teeth, food preparation or cooking purposes and ice making.
Bring water to a full boil and keep it there for at least one minute.
"The RDOS would also like to remind all business owners/operators (bed and breakfasts) and public facilities operators that it is the responsibility of said establishments to notify their customers of the Boil Water Notice," the news release concludes.
Anyone with questions can contact the Public Works Department at (250) 490-4106 or (250) 490-4135 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.