Boil water in Greater Vernon

Early Saturday afternoon, Greater Vernon Water issued a boil water notice for the Duteau and Kalamalka Lake sources

Greater Vernon residents are being told to boil their water before drinking it. (photo submitted)

Greater Vernon residents are being told to boil their water.

Early Saturday afternoon, Greater Vernon Water issued a boil water notice for the Duteau and Kalamalka Lake sources.

“This is a pre-cautionary notice as GVW deals with high water levels,” said Renee Clark, water quality manager.

The area impacted includes Vernon, Coldstream, Areas B and C, some parts of rural Lumby and Spallumcheen, including Stepping Stones.

Due to an increase in turbidity (cloudiness), the water quality is now rated as poor.

“This boil water notice will be in effect until further notice,” said Clark.

Water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:

 drinking

 preparing any foods

 washing fruits and vegetables

 making beverages or ice

 brushing teeth