Residents should run their taps until cold before using their water. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Westside water quality advisory removed

Leak repair at Westshore Estates affected some properties, again

UPDATE Dec. 7:

Westshore residents can safely drink from the taps again.

The water quality advisory has been lifted for customers of the Westshore Estates water system since consultation with Interior health.

The advisory affected properties on Mountain, Spruce and Hemlock drives and was in place as a precuation following a leak repair Dec. 2.

Since the work was completed, the impacted portion of the system has been flushed and testing results indicate turbidity is within acceptable and safe Canadian guidelines for drinking water quality.

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ORIGINAL Dec. 2:

An emergency water leak repair is affecting some customers of the Westshore Estates water system, for the second time in days.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan engineering services repaired a leak Wednesday, Dec. 2. Following the repair a precautionary water quality advisory has been issued to the following properties:

· 507- 667 Mountain Drive odd numbers only

· 602 and 610 Mountain Drive

· 36 and 50 Spruce Drive

· 598 Hemlock Drive

After the repair work was complete, RDCO staff flushed the affected portion of the distribution system to remove any impurities which may have entered during construction. Following the interruption and after water supply has been restored, it is recommended that affected customers run a cold water tap until the water runs clear.

The precautionary water quality advisory does not affect other properties in Westshore Estates. But for those affected, it will continue until testing confirms water turbidity is within acceptable Canadian drinking water guidelines.

“It’s recommended, the elderly, newborns and those with weakened immune systems or wishing additional protection should boil for at least one minute, water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth or customers should use a safe alternative to tap water such as bottled or distilled water,” the district said.

An earlier advisory was issued following a leak repair water on Nov. 24.

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