Greater Vernon Water: Boil Water Notice - DND / COMMONAGE / MISSION AREAS

Posted Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Regional District of North Okanagan, in conjunction with Interior Health (IH), wishes to advise customers of Greater Vernon Water (GVW) that a BOIL WATER NOTICE is in effect for the following residents and facilities:

• Commonage Crescent
• Commonage Place
• 1208 Mission Road
• 1316 Mission Road
• 1400 Mission Road – NORIC HOUSE
• 1424 Mission Road
• Some areas of the DND grounds including:
o 1280 Mission Road
o 1275 Mission Road
o 700 Hwy 97
• Allan Brooks

Link to map of affected areas

GVW advises that consecutive water samples have shown levels of Total Coliform Bacteria.  Although this type of bacteria are non-pathogenic, they are indicators of water quality degradation.  GVW informs you that construction is underway to remove relevant infrastructure and the Boil Water Notice is expected to end once construction is complete.

For customers in the above affected areas, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute or use an alternate water source:

• drinking
• brushing teeth
• washing fruits & vegetables to be eaten raw
• preparing any foods
• mixing baby formula
• making beverages or ice.

GVW will continue to monitor water quality.  Increased levels of chlorine are being used to improve water quality and a chlorine odor may be noticeable.

Road signs are being posted in the area.  Customers will be notified as conditions change.  If you have any questions about this BOIL WATER NOTICE, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700.