The Water Quality Advisory has been lifted for all City of Kelowna Water Utility customers. In consultation with the Interior Health Authority, drinking water from City Water Utility intakes has been monitored, tested, and is consistently showing good results.
All businesses and public facilities on the City Water Utility can now remove Water Quality Advisory notifications posted at all tap and sink locations.
The Water Quality Advisory was originally issued on Tuesday, May 15 for the majority of residents and businesses on the City Water Utility, and expanded to include all City Water Utility customers on May 25. Elevated turbidity levels noted at City Utility water intake systems triggered the Advisory.
“Turbidity levels at all City water intakes have dropped into the normal range again. Now that we are seeing consistently high water quality across the board, we can confidently rescind the advisory,” says Ed Hoppe, Water Quality & Customer Care Supervisor.
The City of Kelowna Water Utility is one of four major water providers operating within municipal boundaries. On June 4, the City assumed ownership of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District (SEKID) and as part of the Phase 1 – Kelowna Integrated Water project, will build a new drinking water system to supply City Utility drinking water to more than 2,200 southeast Kelowna customers. The Water Quality Advisory for SEKID customers, issued on May 31, 2018 remains in place until further notice.
A number of Water Quality Alerts remain in place in the Central Okanagan. Check with your water service provider for the most up-to-date information. Residents can use the find your water provider tool at kelowna.ca/water.