Water quality advisory for Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates

Water users asked to take precautionary step due to power outage caused by Shelter Cove wildfire firefighting efforts.

  • Jul. 22, 2015 8:00 p.m.

As a result of the ongoing power outage to provide for the safety of first responders fighting the Shelter Cove Fire, precautionary water quality advisories have been issued by the regional district  to  Killiney Beach and Westshore water system users off Westside Road.

The advisory affects properties connected to the two separate community water systems servicing these subdivisions off Westside Road.

As a result of the ongoing power outage in order to safely fight the Shelter Cove fire, water quality may be compromised and that could impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

Roadside sign notices are in place to advise residents of the precautionary water quality advisory.

“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 that Killiney Beach and Westshore water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions,” said Bruce Smith, communications officer for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

“ 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.”

This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the systems will continue until further notice.

For information visit the regional district website water system webpage regionaldistrict.com/water or contact RDCO Environmental Services at engineer@cord.bc.ca or 250-469-6241.

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