Water Quality Advisory Rescinded - Grindrod Water Utility

Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) – Grindrod Water Utility in conjunction with the Interior Health Authority (IH) has RESCINDED the Water Quality Advisory for customers supplied by the Grindrod Water Utility (GRW).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and disinfection (chlorine) levels are satisfactory in the distribution system and the GRW Water Quality Advisory is RESCINDED.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. 

Moving forward, when a power outage or other event causes loss of water service to customers served by GRW, the RDNO is required to issue a Water Quality Advisory and complete water sampling to ensure the water system was not compromised.  This is a new precautionary measure for GRW based on the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, and does not imply that water treatment or the level of service provided by the RDNO is different than it was leading up to this initiative.  This procedure helps to ensure that water quality concerns are addressed and customers are notified.

To sign up for the Grindrod Water email alert system, go to www.rdno.ca, click on “Subscribe for Updates” and click on Grindrod Water to be emailed notices and updates for the Grindrod Water system.  For further information, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check our website at www.rdno.ca.