Peachland on boil water order

Currently the Peachland water quality is rated poor.

  • May. 1, 2017 4:41 p.m.

Residents living in Peachland are under a boil water order until further notice.

According to the District, a landslide that occurred in March is still causing issues for the Deep Creek area. Currently the Peachland water quality is rated poor.

Deep Creek is experiencing wide fluctuations in turbidity as the creek level rises and falls due to snow melt and rainfall.

The area is very muddy and it will take awhile for the water to settle.

The Okanagan Lake Pump system is run during spring freshet when the Trepanier Creek source becomes extremely turbid.

When the turbidity of the lake pumps is below 1 NTU, Interior Health Authority has mandated that a water quality advisory be issued when the Okanagan Lake source is used.

IHA recommends that a water quality advisory be instituted while the Okanagan lake pumps are in use.

Once the boil water notice is issued, Interior Health does not remove it until the water returns to ‘GOOD’ status.

Just Posted

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission serves annual Christmas dinner

Between 700 to 800 meals were served Saturday to the community

Your weekend story highlights

Every Saturday, the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

The Paperboys visit Kelowna

Check out the Rotary Centre for the Arts Jan. 27

Let it snow in Kelowna

Snow is in the forecast for this week

Photos: Adventuring in Stuart Park

Have you seen Friday’s edition of the Capital News? Check out the photos featured

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Porter blanks Blades in Rockets’ road trip finale

Rookie netminder stops 40 shots in Kelowna’s last game before Christmas break

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of sexual harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

Most Read