Water quality advisory issued for Westshore Estates

About 250 properties impacted by increased turbidity

  • May. 16, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Residents in one North Westside Road neighbourhood should be cautious with their tap water.

As of 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, the Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for residents served by the Westshore water system.

“The advisory affects almost 250 properties connected to the community water system adjacent to Westside Road,” said Bruce Smith, RDCO communications co-ordinator.

“Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

Smith says while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water from the system tested, regional district staff are taking precautionary action based on Interior Health Authority guidelines.

“All water intended for drinking, washing fruits and produce, making beverages 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 or water filtered through a well-maintained in-home treatment device,” he said.

This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the Westshore Water System will continue until further notice.