Water quality advisory lifted for Coldstream neighbourhoods

Bacterial testing results and disinfection (chlorine) levels are satisfactory

UPDATE: Greater Vernon Water would like to inform customers in the District of Coldstream that the pre-cautionary water quality advisory has been lifted.

Bacterial testing results and disinfection (chlorine) levels are satisfactory in the distribution system and the water has returned to a good rating.

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Connections on Highway 6 and the valve replacements on Kalamalka Road are now complete.
As of 12:40 a.m., Wednesday, customers should have water at:
– Binns Road
– Cosen’s Bay Road
– Grey Road
– Grieve Drive
– Marwood Place
– Priest Valley Drive (including streets off of Priest Valley Drive)
– Upper Summit Drive/ Palfrey Drive East and West area

“We recommend that you open your main valve slowly, and then run a cold tap until the water is clear,” said Renee Clark, with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“Once water and pressure is restored, you may experience air and a spitting sound before the water starts flowing.” But while the water is back on, a precautionary water quality advisory is in effect.

The advisory includes the following areas:

– All properties south of the railway tracks from Kal Beach to Kalamalka Road and Highway 6 junction at Coldstream Ranch

– Properties north of the railway track on Aberdeen Road to Rendell Drive

– Shamanski Drive, Paisley Drive (Streets off of both)

– Howe Drive North

“Water quality may change due to this disruption. During this work, water may become cloudy or coloured,” said Clark.

“Customers should exercise caution when using the water for consumption purposes especially those with a weakened immune system.”

Water intended for the following uses, should be boiled for one minute:

– drinking

– washing fruits and vegetables

– making beverages or ice

– brushing teeth

Water quality staff will be monitoring the water and removing the precautionary water quality advisory when the water quality returns to normal.

 

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