Drinking water

Planned water outage in Oyama on Aug. 18 (District of Lake Country/Facebook)

Water outage for Oyama due to hydrant replacement

The outage will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Under a boil water notice water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more. (Photo/Shutterstock)

Boil water notice for West Kelowna’s Sunnyside/Pritchard area

The city is treating the system with chlorine, however, turbidity in the system remains high

 

Residents in Osoyoos are being warned to boil their water before drinking. Some residents didn't need that warning as they took to social media to share images of their brown water. (Facebook)

Dark brown water coming out faucets as Osoyoos expands boil water advisory

The advisory impacts several hundred homes

 

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water board advocates millions for water management

Okanagan Basin Water Board points to three key issues

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
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Water advisory in place for West Kelowna’s Lakeview-Rose Valley

The advisory is in place until further notice

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)

Mabel Lake Water under precautionary boil notice

High turbidity levels prompt boil water notice Sunday, June 26

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)
Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for IR# 9. (Black Press file photo)

Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for some customers

Updates on the advisory can also be found on the Westbank First Nation website

Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for IR# 9. (Black Press file photo)
The city will inform residents as soon as it is able to rescind the advisory.(Shutterstock)

Water quality advisory for Sunnyside/Pritchard in West Kelowna

Bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads has alternative source of drinking water

The city will inform residents as soon as it is able to rescind the advisory.(Shutterstock)
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The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)

Lake Country boil water notice downgraded

The notice was issued after a planned water outage on May 10

The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)
Dr. Mark Knight, associate profess at the University of Waterloo, (center) cuts ribbon on Trenchless Technology Roadshow in Kelowna. (Apr. 24-26)

Kelowna hosts Trenchless Technology Roadshow

‘We can save 80 to 90 per cent on greenhouse gas emissions’

Dr. Mark Knight, associate profess at the University of Waterloo, (center) cuts ribbon on Trenchless Technology Roadshow in Kelowna. (Apr. 24-26)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)

Okanagan Basin Water Board says cooperation vital to protecting drinking water

‘We’re facing complex challenges but we do have many tools to protect drinking water sources’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)
Patty Hajdu rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2022. The Indigenous services minister wants to be able to lift remaining long-term drinking water advisories by 2025.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Feds hope long-term boil water advisories lifted by 2025, end of Liberal-NDP deal

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu has declined to put a firm deadline on the commitment

Patty Hajdu rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2022. The Indigenous services minister wants to be able to lift remaining long-term drinking water advisories by 2025.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
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Boil Water Notice in West Kelowna

Notice issued for parts of Lakeview-Rose Valley Service Area

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There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

Water quality advisory issued for Grindrod, again

Equipment failure initiates advisory late Sunday

There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)
A precautionary water quality advisory has been lifted Thursday, March 3, for customers on the Grindrod Water system after a power outage caused a loss of water. (Black Press file photo)

Grindrod water advisory lifted

Precautionary advisory was issued Tuesday after power outage resulted in loss of water

A precautionary water quality advisory has been lifted Thursday, March 3, for customers on the Grindrod Water system after a power outage caused a loss of water. (Black Press file photo)
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Vernon water quality advisory lifted

Flows at the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant have returned to normal following repairs

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UPDATE: Emergency repair puts Vernon under water quality advisory

Precaution for Duteau customers after Lavington incident fixed

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View of Okanagan Lake overlooking Peachland's lakefront community core. (File photo)

Peachland watershed focus of research study

UBC Okanagan behind effort to develop watershed management model

  • Dec 4, 2021
View of Okanagan Lake overlooking Peachland's lakefront community core. (File photo)
Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)