Water boil advisories posted for Star Place, Falcon Ridge

Increase turbidity in water system poses risk to children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems.

  • Apr. 8, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for residents served by the Star Place and Falcon Ridge water systems.

For Star Place, the advisory affects eight properties connected to the community water system off Trepanier Road near the Okanagan Connector.

For Falcon Ridge, the water quality advisory affects more than 50 properties off Highway 33.

Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

RDCO communications officer Bruce Smith said: “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 as a precaution that Falcon Ridge water customers follow Interior Health guidelines.

All water intended for drinking, washing produce, making beverages 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 or water filtered through a well-maintained in-home treatment device.”

To sign up for email notifications of advisories affecting Regional District water systems see

www.regionaldistrict.com.

 

 

 

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