Boil water notice in effect for Lake Country

A broken water main leads to boil water notice in the District of Lake Country

A boil water notice has been issued for the District of Lake Country in conjunction with Interior Health due to a water main break. The notice will remain in effect until next week for all customers on the Okanagan Lake Source.

The debris and silt that has travelled through the pipes at the location of the break has the potential to contaminate its surrounding water pipes.

“Until we can prove that we flushed the lines enough to put our name behind it, we will have to put out a notice,” communications officer Karen Miller said. “We are doing the best we can.”

The District of Lake Country and Interior Health recommend all customers in the affected area follow this order and drink boiled water or a safe alternative.

READ MORE: Water main break floods Lake Country roads

Any water intended for drinking, washing food, making ice or beverages and brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute after it reaches a rolling boil. After being boiled, the water should be placed in the refrigerator in a clean, covered container.

Bottled and distilled water is good alternative, or water filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.

The district urges residents to look after the young and elderly, as they may be the most susceptible to water contamination if it is not properly treated.

Owners of all public facilities are to post “Boil Water Notices” at sinks and drinking fountains that are accessible to the public. Taps may also be turned off temporarily.

A notice will be released by the District of Lake Country when the water quality has improved.

Lake Country’s last boil advisory was in 2013.

For more information, visit lakecountry.bc.ca or interiorhealth.ca.

READ MORE: Boil water notice issued after construction incident in southeast Kelowna

Just Posted

BC Housing finds homes for remaining Airport Inn residents

BC Housing has found housing options for remaining residents if they want it

UBCO Heat fall just short in final play at Hindson Cup

The 24-20 loss came to the Calgary Dinos last weekend

West Kelowna Warriors head south after weekend split

The Warriors look for sustained momentum in battle with Wenatchee Wild on Wednesday

Vehicle fire blocks southbound lanes of Coquihalla

The incident is reported to be between Merritt and Helmer Road

Pumpkins, more than just a jack-o-lantern: UBCO chef

The festive Halloween vegetables are great for side dishes, soups and breads

Girl power glows in Vernon STEM workshop

More than 100 students take part in STEM4Girls event

Limited parking drives concerns for North Okanagan housing project

Public hearing scheduled for CMHA low-income expansion project proposal

Penticton-bound plane forced to return to Vancouver

It’s the third flight in three weeks that has been unable to land at Penticton Regional Airport.

VIDEO: Chill with polar bears through an Arctic live cam

Cam reopens just ahead of Polar Bear Week

Aquilini companies deny negligence in U.S. vineyard fire that killed two kids

Fire occurred at Red Mountain Vineyard, located in southeast Washington State

EDITORIAL: The wishes of the voters

While the results will not please everyone, this is, more or less, what Canadian voters have chosen

Surrey cop killer gets new parole conditions

Surrey RCMP Constable Roger Pierlet, 23, was shot dead on March 29, 1974

Former Kelowna Hells Angels associate could be deported, court rules

David Revell has lost his fight against deportation from Canada

Most Read