Water quality advisory in place for Westshore Estates residents

The advisory affects almost 250 properties connected to the community water system adjacent to Westside Road

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has issued a precautionary water quality advisory for residents served by the Westshore Estates utility.

The advisory affects almost 250 properties connected to the community water system adjacent to Westside Road.

“Increased turbidity in the water system source has resulted in water quality that might impact children, the elderly or those with weakened immune systems,” said Bruce Smith, communications officer.

“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 recommend, as a precaution, that Westshore water customers follow Interior Health guidelines.”

All water intended for drinking, washing fruits and 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.

“This precautionary water quality advisory affecting the Westshore Water System will continue until further notice,” said Smith.

For information, go to regionaldistrict.com/water.