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Update July 31, 2019: Boil Water Notice RESCINDED – Tronson Road - Kin Beach to Tavistock

Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Greater Vernon Water (GVW), in conjunction with Interior Health (IH), advises customers on Tronson Road from Kin Beach to and including Tavistock area that the BOIL WATER NOTICE is RESCINDED as of July 31, 2019.

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) advises customers that consecutive water samples have shown water quality has returned to a Good rating. Staff continue to work closely with IH and ensure customers are notified of any water quality changes.

Road signs will inform customers of this RESCIND notice. If you have any questions about the RESCINDING of this BOIL WATER NOTICE, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check our website at www.rdno.ca/water.

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MEDIA RELEASE: BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED - Tronson Road - Kin Beach to Tavistock


Original Post: July 26, 2019:

Greater Vernon Water (GVW), in conjunction with Interior Health, advises customers on Tronson Road from Kin Beach to and including Tavistock area that they are now on a Boil Water Notice as of July 26, 2019.

Why are customers affected?

As a precaution, all customers who receive water from GVW in the area noted above are on a Boil Water Notice due to poor water quality results in the water distribution system. There has been a sample with total coliform bacteria counts within the distribution system and therefore the utility is advising customers to exercise caution when using the water. The disinfection process has been good but possible bacteria counts may be due to lower than normal re- chlorination at Tavistock Reservoir. The utility is responding to this issue by further monitoring and analysis in the area.

What does Boil Water Notice mean?

This means that all customers should exercise caution when using the water for consumption purposes the following should be boiled for one minute:

What should customers do?

Customers, water intended for the following uses, should be boiled for one minute:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing fruits & vegetables to be eaten raw
  • Preparing any foods
  • Mixing baby formula
  • Making beverages or ice

Customers will be notified as conditions change. If you have any questions about this Boil Notice, please contact RDNO-GVWU at 250-550-3700 or check our website at www.rdno.ca.