West Kelowna  

Sunnyside/Pritchard System returns to water quality advisory

Water notice downgraded

The City of West Kelowna has downgraded a boil water notice for the Sunnyside/Pritchard water service area to a water quality advisory.

Water quality advisories also remain in place for the Rose Valley – Lakeview and West Kelowna Estates Systems due to turbidity and related flushing of the distribution network.

"The turbidity affects the performance of the chlorine disinfection process because bacteria, protozoa, viruses and other microorganisms can attach themselves to suspended particles in the turbid water. These particles can interfere with disinfection by shielding the microorganisms from the chlorine," the city said in a press release.

Under a water quality advisory, 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.

The bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads provides a safe alternative source of drinking water.

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