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Shannon Lake, Shannon Way next up for water main flushing in West Kelowna

Water main flushing will occur from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday starting May 23
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Water main flushing is routine maintenance work which is crucial for maintaining the quality and reliability of the water supply. (Black Press file photo)

The City of West Kelowna is moving its water main flushing program into the Shannon Lake and Shannon Way neighborhoods, starting Thursday, May 23.

The routine maintenance work is crucial for maintaining the quality and reliability of the water supply.

Water main flushing will occur from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The schedule might change due to weather or other factors. During this period, an isolated, precautionary water quality advisory will be in effect in the area.

Residents may notice city staff and vehicles working at nearby hydrants, and signs will be posted to indicate active flushing areas.

There might be brief periods of reduced water pressure and water discoloration. These disruptions should be short-lived and occur only during the flushing activities.

Residents are encouraged to visit Interior Health’s Drinking Water Resources For Everyone webpage for water quality advisory information.

Also, residents can access a free alternative drinking water source at the bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads. Make sure to bring clean bottles for filling.

To help residents prepare, a map and guidelines for what steps to take before, during, and after the flushing can be accessed on the City of West Kelowna website.

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