Fire forces water quality advisory for North Westside

Impacted are customers of the Killiney Beach and Westshores water systems.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for residents served by the Killiney Beach and Westshores water systems.

As a result of the ongoing power outage in order to fight the Shelter Cove wildfire, water quality may be compromised.

“Interior Health has been contacted and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water tested from the systems, regional district staff recommends that as a precaution that Killiney Beach and Westshore water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions,” said Bruce Smith, with RDCO.

“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.”

The precautionary water quality advisory affecting the systems will continue until further notice.