Water Quality Advisory for Lakeview Water System
A Water Quality Advisory has been issued for the City of West Kelowna’s Lakeview Water System, effective immediately and until further notice, due to increased turbidity in the Rose Valley Reservoir, the system’s water supply.
A Water Quality Advisory means children, the elderly, people with weakened immunity and anyone else seeking added protection should use boiled water, or an alternate, safe source, for drinking, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, preparing food, making beverages and ice and mixing baby formula.
The City of West Kelowna is making free water available at the bulk water station located at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads. Water from the station is treated via the Powers Creek Treatment Plant, which uses methods including filtration, UV radiation and chlorination. Users need to bring their own containers and hoses if needed and ensure they are clean and suitable for potable water.
Users are encouraged to sign up for e-Notification on the City’s website, at www.westkelownacity.ca/subscribe to have water quality updates automatically emailed to them.
Water system customers can view an interactive map developed by the Interior Health Authority indicating boundaries of water systems and water quality advisories at www.drinkingwaterforeveryone.ca.
The City of West Kelowna is currently in the process of designing an advanced, $49.4 million multi-barrier treatment plant for the Rose Valley Reservoir. The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are contributing 83% of the funding under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund towards the state-of-the-art plant which will eventually provide clean drinking water to Lakeview Water System customers as well as users of the Pritchard, Sunnyside and West Kelowna Estates Water Systems.
The Pritchard, Sunnyside and West Kelowna Estates Water Systems remain on a Water Quality Advisory.