The South East Kelowna Irrigation District has downgraded the BOIL WATER NOTICE issued December 20, 2017 to a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY, effective immediately.
Why has Boil Water Notice been downgraded?
The Boil Water Notice is no longer required as the disinfection system has been repaired, the water system flushed and all microbial testing has come back negative.
Why has this Water Quality Advisory been issued?
Testing shows that current water quality is FAIR due to turbidity readings of between 1 and 5 NTU. Health risk increases as turbidity levels rise, particularly for at-risk populations such as newborns, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
Who should be careful?
The following sensitive customers should be careful when ingesting the water:
Owners of public facilities are requested to post Water Quality Advisories at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Water Quality Advisory.
What should these sensitive customers do?
As a precaution, all water intended for one of the following uses should be boiled for 1 minute.
Alternatively, sensitive customers could choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.
The South East Kelowna Irrigation District apologizes for any inconvenience this notification might cause our customers and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time. If you have any questions, please contact SEKID at 250 861-4200 or check out our website at www.sekid.ca.