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Update: Grindrod Water Utility Water Quality Advisory Rescinded

Posted Friday, May 28, 2021

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) – Grindrod Water Utility (GRW) in conjunction with the Interior Health Authority (IH) has RESCINDED the Water Quality Advisory for customers supplied by the GRW. 

All bacterial testing results and disinfection (chlorine) levels are satisfactory in the distribution system and the GRW Water Quality Advisory is RESCINDED.  Customers are being informed of this RESCIND notice via road signs, the RDNO website, and the Grindrod Water email alert system. 

As there is no back-up power, when a power outage or other event causes loss of water service to GRW customers, the RDNO is required to issue a Water Quality Advisory and complete water sampling to ensure the safety of the water system. This precautionary measure is based on the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, and does not mean water treatment or the level of service provided by the RDNO is different than it was leading up to the event.  Following this procedure ensures water quality concerns are addressed and customers are notified.