Kelowna’s Black Mountain Irrigation District points upcoming water high quality advisory – Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

Kelowna’s Black Mountain Irrigation District issues upcoming water quality advisory - Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

2022-09-23 05:31:09

A water high quality advisory has been issued for components of jap Kelowna.

On Thursday, Black Mountain Irrigation District (BMID) issued a precautionary advisory for its total service space, saying upkeep work will happen later this month.

The work will start Tuesday, Sept. 27, and can final two days. Nevertheless, Black Mountain says the water high quality advisory might be in impact till Oct. 5.

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BMID says through the work interval, water should bypass ultra-violet disinfection, which gives remedy for protozoa corresponding to cryptosporidium and giardia.

“Whereas water will not be handled with UV, the water will nonetheless be handled with the clarification course of and disinfected with chlorine,” added BMID.

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Black Mountain added that solely when absolutely handled water (chlorination and ultra-violet disinfection) has dispersed all through its total system, and been examined, will the water high quality advisory be rescinded.


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Throughout the water high quality advisory, BMID says clients could want to search a better degree of safety by boiling their water for at the least one minute earlier than utilizing it for:

  • Consuming
  • Brushing Tooth
  • Washing vegatables and fruits
  • Making ready any meals
  • Mixing child method
  • Making drinks or ice

Black Mountain can also be requesting that its clients cut back their water utilization on Sept. 27-28, particularly these irrigating on these days.

Anybody with questions can contact the Black Mountain Irrigation District workplace at 250-765-5169.


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