Ellison boil water notice order downgraded

What was a boil water notice is now a water quality advisory.

A boil water notice affecting 175 rural properties in the Ellison area east of Kelowna has been downgraded to a water quality advisory

In consultation with Interior Health, the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District said Monday it had downgraded the boil water notice issued March 10.

This properties affected by the advisory include all properties serviced by GEID located east of Old Vernon Road, including all areas north of Anderson Road. It also includes the Country Rhodes and Country View Estates stratas.

An ongoing water quality advisory has been in place for properties serviced by GEID located at 4451 to 4563 Postill Drive, 5981 Old Vernon Road, Country Rhodes Strata at 6100 Old Vernon Road, Country View Estates at 6400 Spencer Road, Dry Valley Road and Gale Road.

Any properties under a water quality advisory have water considered “fair” in qulity due to elevated turbidity (cloudiness in the water).

For “fair” ratings, IHA recommends children aged up to 12, the elderly (65+) and people with weakened immune systems boil their water for at least one minute or seek a safe alternatives such as bottled water

Owners of public facilities must post water quality advisories at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off).

As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the advisory as well.

Meanwhile, a 2 1/2-month long water quality advisory for the McKinley Landing water system has been rescinded by the GEID.

In a news release Monday from the Kelowna Joint Water Committee, the improvement district said the advisory there was also lifted after consultations with Interior Health. That advisory was originally issued May 18.

It only affected water users within the McKinley Landing area, including all properties on Shayler Road, Place and Court and the McKinley Beach development areas of the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District.

The district says ongoing monitoring and disinfection is being maintained throughout the entire GEID distribution system.

If you require further information on either issue, go to www.glenmoreellison.com or contact the GEID office at

250-763-6506.

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