Landing residents placed on water quality advisory

  • Mar. 8, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Hundreds of Okanagan Landing residents, including  three schools, are being urged to be cautious when turning on the tap.

The North Okanagan Regional District issued a water quality advisory Monday from the 4700 block of Okanagan Landing Road to Peters Road after a water main break

“An emergency water main break in the north Kalamalka Lake supply may cause turbidity,” said Al Cotsworth, utility manager.

“Due to this increase in turbidity (cloudiness), the water quality is now rated as fair. This water quality advisory will be in affect until further notice.”

This advisory includes customers in the areas listed below:

Fulton Secondary School

Okanagan Landing Elementary School

Ellison Elementary School

Snowberry Road

Dallas Road

Willow Park Road

Lakeshore Road

Longacre Drive

Longacre Place

Klinger Road

Grant Road

Harbour Heights

Seasons Drive

Lodge Court

Middlefield Road

Cummins Road

Fulton Road

Tern Place

Oriole Drive

Teal Drive

Canary Drive

Canary Place

Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems should be careful when ingesting water.

For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:

Drinking

Washing fruits and vegetables

Making beverages or ice

Brushing teeth

“If the water is highly turbid (cloudy), all customers should boil the water until tap water runs clear,” said Cotsworth.

 

For more information, call 250-550-3700 orgo to www.rdno.ca.