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Outback Water System - Water Quality Advisory

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) in conjunction with Interior Health (IH) has issued a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for customers supplied by Outback Water System (Outback Resort).

Why are customers affected?
Customers served by the Outback Water System have water supplied from Okanagan Lake.  Due to lake level and water quality changes, the turbidity has exceeded 1.0 NTU at the Outback Water Intake.  Due to this increase in turbidity (cloudiness) the water quality is now rated as FAIR.  This Water Quality Advisory will be in effect until further notice.

What does a FAIR rating mean?
A fair rating means that some customers should be careful when ingesting the water.

Who should be careful? 
The following customers should be careful when ingesting the water:
• young children
• the elderly
• people with weakened immune systems

What should these customers do? 
For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:
• preparing any food
• drinking
• washing fruits and vegetables
• making beverages or ice
• brushing teeth

Customers will be informed when water quality returns to normal via road signs.  For more information, please visit www.rdno.ca/water.