The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary Water Quality Advisory for residents served by the small Star Place Water System in the Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.
The advisory affects eight properties connected to the community water system on Star Place off Trepanier Road near the Okanagan Connector (Hwy 97-C). Increased turbidity in the water system source from high runoff has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Roadside sign notices will be in place to advise residents of the precautionary Water Quality Advisory.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “Interior Health has been contacted and while the health risk is modest and no bacteria have been found in any of the water from the system tested, Regional District staff recommends that as a precaution that Star Place water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions. 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 Star Place Water System will continue until further notice.
For information visit the Regional District website water system webpage (regionaldistrict.com/water) or contact RDCO Environmental Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-469-6241. To subscribe online for Regional District water quality advisories or alerts by email visit regionaldistrict.com/water.