Boil water notice issued for Silver Star community

Action taken because of a bacteria count in the distribution system

Taps are being turned off at Silver Star.

The Regional District of North Okanagan advises customers supplied by the Silver Star water utility that they are now on a boil water notice as of Wednesday night.

“The notice is in effect due to a bacteria count in the distribution system,” said James de Pfyffer, small utilities manager.

“This means that water intended for consumption purposes should be boiled for one minute.”

Staff is investigating the situation and implementing measures to correct any issues discovered, plus continue to monitor water quality.

“Customers will be notified when water quality has returned to normal. If you have any questions about this,” said de Pfyffer.