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Boil Water Notice Issued for Lower Okanagan BC




The Town of Osoyoos has issued a boil water notice for two rural water systems groundwater (well source) to Osoyoos Lake surface supply the Town of Osoyoos has issued a boil water notice for users of two rural water systems.


Notice this effect does not effect the Okanagan Region in Washington State. ONLY Lower Okanagan British Columbia


Those are systems are 008 and 009 which are the first three digits on the account number on the annual utilities notice.


“While the Osoyoos Lake water is chlorinated, the current disinfection process is not adequate to protect from bacterial, viral and protozoan pathogens that may be present in the surface water source,” reads the notice.
“The Town of Osoyoos and Interior Health recommend individuals drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.”

Residents are also urged to notify property tenants, visitors and other building occupants to boil water used for washing ready-to-eat fruits, making beverages, ice or brushing teeth for one minute.


Source sent in by BC Local News

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