Water quality advisory lifted for Westshore water customers

A water quality advisory was lifted Tuesday for residents served by the Westshore water system off Westside Road.

"The turbidity in the source water for the Westshore system has decreased and is once again within the acceptable and safe Interior Health guidelines for drinking water quality," said Regional District of Central Okanagan communications officer, Bruce Smith.

"As a result, we've removed the water quality advisory that was brought in May 16. Customers of the system are no longer advised to boil their water before using it for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables or brushing their teeth.

"We appreciate the support and patience of our customers on the almost 250 properties connected to the Westshore system over the past two weeks. We encourage them to continue practicing good indoor and outdoor water conservation efforts."

Smith also reminded customers of the regional district's five operating water systems that, unless otherwise noted between June 16 and Sept. 15 each year, stage two outdoor irrigation restrictions are in place, which allow twice weekly outdoor watering, based on odd or even street address numbers.

For water system information, rates and a link to subscribe to regional district water quality advisories or alerts by email, visit

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