Water quality advisory lifted for Westshore Estates; do not consume notice remains for Killiney Beach

Water advisory rescinded

A water quality advisory for customers of the Westshore Estates water system on the Westside of Okanagan Lake has been rescinded.

The precautionary advisory was put in place Aug. 9 for returning wildfire evacuees, following power outages and firefighting suppression efforts related to the White Rock Lake wildfire.

It affected 289 properties.

Since then, bacterial tests are negative and meet Canadian guidelines for drinking water quality.

Last week, a similar advisory was removed for 147 customers of the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water systems.

A do not consume notice remains in effect for 295 customers connected to the Killiney Beach water system as a result of damage during the wildfire.

RDCO engineering staff are working to restore safe drinking water service.

Killiney Beach residents are advised to only use a safe alternative such as bottled or distilled water or water provided by the RDCO at a self-service filling station at the corner of Westside Road and Firwood Road.

It is OK to use the water for household cleaning, bathing and flushing toilets, however.

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