The Advisory for Killiney Beach is still in effect and the Westshore System has been added to the Water Quality Advisory. See the NWCA Newsletter.
August 8, 2019
Water Quality Advisory for Westshore Water System
The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a Water Quality Advisory for customers of the Westshore Estates water system.
The advisory affects more than 265 properties in the Westshore Estates subdivision, located off Westside Road.
Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Roadside sign notices will be in advising of the water advisory.
While the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water tested from the system, the Regional District recommends that as a precaution, Westshore Estates water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions. All water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth should be boiled for at least one minute or customers should use a safe alternative to water from the tap such as bottled or distilled water.
This precautionary water quality advisory will continue until turbidity returns to normal operating levels within acceptable Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.
For information visit the Regional District website water system webpage (regionaldistrict.com/water) or contact RDCO Environmental Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-469-6241. To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit regionaldistrict.com/water.
Corporate Communications Manager