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Killiney water advisory lifted

Customers of Killiney Beach now safe to drink from taps

A Water Quality Advisory has been lifted for customers of the Killiney Beach water system.

The lifting of the Advisory by the Regional District of Central Okanagan was made in consultation with Interior Health.

“Water quality is once again within acceptable and safe Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines, as turbidity caused by the historically high levels of the Okanagan Lake has decreased allowing us to remove the precautionary Water Quality Advisory,” said RDCO Communications Officer Bruce Smith. “No longer are customers of the Killiney Beach system advised to boil their water before using it for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables or brushing their teeth.”

Sandbags remain in place to protect the intake pumphouse from the continued high lake water levels. Residents are asked not to remove any of these flood protection defenses.

Smith adds: “We appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers on the over 280 properties connected to the water system since the advisory was brought in over five weeks ago. We wish to remind residents on the system that the advisory was a precautionary measure and that no bacteria were detected within the water system.”

Customers in the region are reminded that in order to allow adequate water supplies in reservoirs Stage two outdoor watering restrictions are in place until Sept. 15. Customers with even number addresses may irrigate outdoors on Saturday and Tuesday while those with odd addresses may only water outside on Sunday and Wednesday. For hours that outdoor watering is allowed visit regionaldistrict.com/water.

For more information about the six water systems operated and maintained by the Regional District visit regionaldistrict.com/water or contact RDCO Environmental Services at engineer@cord.bc.ca or 250-469-6241.