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
Willow Park Road
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:
Washing fruits and vegetables
Making beverages or ice
“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.