Users of the Grindrod Water Utility should boil water before using

Grindrod water notice

A boil water notice has been issued for users of the Grindrod Water Utility.

The Regional District of North Okanagan, in conjunction with Interior Health, advises customers supplied by Grindrod Water Utility (GRW) they are on a precautionary boil water notice (BWN) effective immediately.

The BWN is in effect until sampling results confirm the drinking water is safe. While water service to customers is being restored, users may experience some turbidity, which is normal. Run the cold water in the bathtub and other taps and appliances until the water runs clear.

Due to a power outage that caused a loss of water, all customers who receive water from GRW are on BWN.

A power outage or other event causing loss of water to GRW customers can lead to depressurization of the distribution pipes increasing the risk of back siphonage. The RDNO is required to issue a BWN and complete water sampling to ensure the continued safety of the water system.

All customers should boil their water for at least one minute when preparing any food, drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice or when brushing teeth.

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