Some North Westside water utilities are on a water quality advisory. (Photo submitted)

Water quality advisory for North Westside

The advisories affect more than 280 properties serviced in the Killiney Beach subdivision and 265 properties in the Westshore Estates area

A precautionary water quality advisory is in place for the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water utilities.

The advisories affect more than 280 properties serviced in the Killiney Beach subdivision and 265 properties in the Westshore Estates area.

Increased turbidity 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 in each area advising of the water advisories.

“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 Estates water customers follow Interior Health guidelines, especially for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children and those wishing additional precautions,” said Bruce Dmith, communications officer.

“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.”

Also on the North Westside, an evacuation order has been rescinded for Fintry Provincial Park north of Shorts Creek, and an evacuation alert has been rescinded for 90 homes in the Fintry Delta area.