Upper Fintry Water Quality Advisory Removed

Upper Fintry Water Quality Advisory Removed

After consulting with Interior Health, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded a Water Quality Advisory for customers of the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun water system in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

The precautionary advisory affecting approximately 147 properties has been in place since August 8 following a power outage and firefighting suppression efforts related to the White Rock Lake wildfire.  Since then, the system has been flushed and required bacterial tests are negative in accordance with Canadian guidelines for drinking water quality.

Customers of the Westshore Estates water system are reminded that a Water Quality Advisory continues until further notice, also due to the wildfire and it’s recommended those with weakened immune systems, children and the elderly should boil all water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth for at least one minute or as a safe alternative, use bottled or distilled water.

A Do Not Consume notice remains in effect for approximately 295 customers connected to the Killiney Beach water system as a result of damage caused by the wildfire.  These residents should only use a safe alternative such as bottled or distilled water or water provided by the RDCO at a self-service filling station located at the corner of Westside Road and Firwood Road from the Upper Fintry system. While water from the Killiney Beach system should not be consumed, it is okay to use for household cleaning, bathing and flushing toilets.

The Regional District provides water service to just over 1,000 connections in six service areas.

For information visit the Regional District website water system webpage (rdco.com/water) or contact RDCO Engineering Services at engineer@rdco.com or 250-469-6241.  To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit rdco.com/water.

Links to Interior Health Information:

 Drinking Water Advisory Map


Kelowna Capital News  Michael Rodriguez Yesterday • 1:20 PM (also Vernon Morning Star, Vernon MattersWildfire-caused water quality advisory lifted for some Westside Road properties (The Regional District of Central Okanagan has rescinded a water quality advisory…)

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