Greater Vernon is currently on a boil water notice. (Tay Jnr/Thinkstock)

Boil water continues in Greater Vernon

The precautionary notice is for the Duteau Creek and Kalamalka Lake sources

Greater Vernon residents are reminded of a boil water notice issued Saturday.

The precautionary notice for the Duteau Creek and Kalamalka Lake sources covers Vernon, Coldstream, Areas B and C, some areas of Area D and Spallumcheen (including Stepping Stones).

“Staff are monitoring water quality and are working closely with Interior Health to return the system back to normal conditions,” said Renee Clark, water quality manager.

“Due to increased water levels, the turbidity exceeded standards at both water intakes. Turbidity (cloudiness) has the potential to disrupt or overload drinking water disinfection processes, reducing the effectiveness of treatment.”

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

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