Water quality advisory for Grindrod

The Regional District of North Okanagan has issued a water quality advisory for the Grindrod water utility.

  • May. 11, 2017 4:00 p.m.
A water quality advisory is in place in Grindrod. (photo submitted)

A water quality advisory is in place in Grindrod. (photo submitted)

The Regional District of North Okanagan has issued a water quality advisory for the Grindrod water utility.

Due to increased turbidity from spring runoff,the water quality is now rated as fair.

“This water quality advisory will be in effect until further notice,” said James de Pfyffer, small utilities manager.

Until the water quality advisory is rescinded, the following customers should exercise caution when using water for consumption purposes: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

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