Wildfire forces water quality advisory for North Westside customers

RDCO has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for Killiney Beach and Westshore customers.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for Killiney Beach and Westshore customers.

The advisory is a result of ongoing power outages related to the Bear Creek fire. Reservoirs are not able to be replenished as they would normally.

“Interior Health has been contacted and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water tested from the systems, regional district staff recommends that as a precaution, customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions,” said Bruce Smith, with RDCO.

“All water intended for drinking, washing fruit and vegetables, making beverages, ice 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.”

The precautionary advisory will continue until further notice.

Residents are also being asked to conserve water.