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PSA: Water quality advisory issued for Lakeview System in West Kelowna

Water advisory in effect

The City of West Kelowna, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority, has issued a Water Quality Advisory for the Lakeview Water System, due to elevated turbidity levels in Rose Valley Reservoir. 

To determine if you're affected, residents with a utility bill number starting with 455 or you are asked to view the Water Quality Advisory Map.

Children, the elderly and those with weakened immunity must use water brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more or seek an alternative, safe source, for brushing teeth, drinking, making baby formula and ice, preparing food and beverages and washing fruits and vegetables.

A safe alternate source of water is available at the bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads. The water is free throughout the Water Quality Advisory. 

You must bring clean bottles and hoses for filling. The station is open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. tonight, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on Thursday. 

Residents are required to use gloves when filling bottles and maintain safe social distances of six-feet.

"The City’s Public Works Department is also performing high-velocity water main flushing in key areas of the system to help refresh the water and remove minor sediment within the pipes," stated in a release on Wednesday. 

"If you notice flushing is underway in your neighbourhood, you may experience short periods of low pressure and discoloured water. Any discoloration should be temporary. If discoloration occurs, then, once crews are finished flushing in your neighbourhood, residents should clear lines by turning on a cold tap and running it until the water runs clear."

The Water Quality Advisory will remain in effect until further notice, check the city's website for more information. 

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