The Regional District of North Okanagan advises customers that the Whitevale Water Utility is under a precautionary water quality advisory.
As a precaution, the advisory has been initiated due to emergency work that is required on the system.
“It is estimated that the water quality advisory will be in effect for about two weeks,” said Zee Marcolin, utilities engineer.
“Notification signs will be placed on the incoming roads to the Whitevale subdivision to inform residents of the status of their drinking water.”
Until the advisory is rescinded, the following customers should exercise caution when using water for consumption purposes:
- Young children
- People with weakened immune systems. (Customers who are unsure whether their immune system is compromised should discuss with a physician if they should always take these precautions).
For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:
- washing fruits and vegetables
- making beverages or ice
- brushing teeth