Water Quality Advisory - Whitevale Water Utility
Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Regional District of North Okanagan, in conjunction with Interior Health (IH), advises customers that the Whitevale Water Utility is under a precautionary Water Quality Advisory.
As a precaution, all customers who receive water from Whitevale Water Utility are on a Water Quality Advisory due to emergency works that are required on the system. It is estimated that the Water Quality Advisory will be in effect for about two weeks. Notification signs will be placed on the incoming roads to the Whitevale Subdivision to inform residents of the status of their drinking water.
What does a Water Quality Advisory mean?
Until the Water Quality Advisory is rescinded, the following customers should exercise caution when using water for consumption purposes:
- Young children
- People with weakened immune systems. (Customers who are unsure whether their immune system is compromised should discuss with a physician if they should always take these precautions).
For these customers, water intended for the following uses should be boiled for one minute:
- washing fruits and vegetables
- making beverages or ice
- brushing teeth
Please note when the reservoir bypass is in use residents may notice air (oxygen) in the water (cloudy appearance) which should dissipate on settling. This is due to turbulence created with using the well pump directly and is not considered a health risk.
Customers will be notified as conditions change with road signage, newspaper advertisements and on the RDNO website. If you have any questions about this Water Quality Advisory, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check our website.
Zee Marcolin, P.Eng.
Regional District of North Okanagan