Water Quality Advisory – Grindrod Water Utility

As a precaution due to high turbidity and incomplete filtration the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) – Grindrod Water Utility, in conjunction with Interior Health Authority, has issued a Water Quality Advisory for customers supplied by the Grindrod Water Utility.
Why are customers affected?
All customers served by the Grindrod Water Utility are being informed that due to increased turbidity in Grindrod water from spring runoff or “freshet”, the turbidity levels have exceeded 1.0 NTU in the Grindrod water distribution system. 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 warning means that some customers should be careful when ingesting the water.
What does 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Until the Water Quality Advisory is rescinded, the following customers should exercise caution when using water for consumption purposes: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
• Elderly
• 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:
• drinking
• preparing any food
• preparing infant formula
• washing fruits and vegetables
• making beverages or ice
• brushing teeth
Customers will be notified as conditions change. If you have any questions, please contact RDNO at 250-550-3700 or check the website at www.rdno.ca.