Drinking water

The precautionary water quality advisory for Westside’s Killiney Beach came to an end Sept. 20, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Westside water quality advisory comes to an end

The advisory affected approximately 295 Killiney Beach properties

 

The only water fountain at Kelowna’s Rail Trail homeless encampment has not been working for over a week (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

No running water for over a week at Kelowna homeless encampment

The popular ‘Tent City’ is maintained by the City of Kelowna

 

Who wants a bath? This was the bath water at a home on Gravenstein in Osoyoos on Sept. 8. Osoyoos residents continue to deal with brown water running from their faucets. (Facebook)

‘Care for a bath?’: Sinks fill with brown water in Osoyoos

Town of Osoyoos alerts neighbours to run water for 15 minutes minimum

 

Under a boil water notice water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more. (Photo/Shutterstock)

Boil water notice for West Kelowna’s Sunnyside/Pritchard area

The city is treating the system with chlorine, however, turbidity in the system remains high

Under a boil water notice water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more. (Photo/Shutterstock)
Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant under construction in June, 2022. (Photo/City of West Kelowna YouTube)

West Kelowna awards $10M contract for final phase of Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant

Two in-person public information sessions are planned to provide more information about the plant

Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant under construction in June, 2022. (Photo/City of West Kelowna YouTube)
Residents in Osoyoos are being warned to boil their water before drinking. Some residents didn't need that warning as they took to social media to share images of their brown water. (Facebook)
Residents in Osoyoos are being warned to boil their water before drinking. Some residents didn't need that warning as they took to social media to share images of their brown water. (Facebook)
The Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems are undergoing a detailed review to determine future upgrade requirements and what they will cost. (File photo)

Study reviews options for Killiney, Westshore Estates water system updates

Regional district board given direction on water supply and treatment challenges

The Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems are undergoing a detailed review to determine future upgrade requirements and what they will cost. (File photo)
The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water board advocates millions for water management

Okanagan Basin Water Board points to three key issues

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
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Water advisory in place for West Kelowna’s Lakeview-Rose Valley

The advisory is in place until further notice

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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)

Mabel Lake Water under precautionary boil notice

High turbidity levels prompt boil water notice Sunday, June 26

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)
Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for IR# 9. (Black Press file photo)

Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for some customers

Updates on the advisory can also be found on the Westbank First Nation website

Westbank First Nation issues water quality advisory for IR# 9. (Black Press file photo)
Residents must use water brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more or seek an alternative safe source. (File photo)

Boil water notice for Sunnyside/Pritchard customers in West Kelowna

Bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads provides alternative source of drinking water

Residents must use water brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more or seek an alternative safe source. (File photo)
The city will inform residents as soon as it is able to rescind the advisory.(Shutterstock)

Water quality advisory for Sunnyside/Pritchard in West Kelowna

Bulk filling station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads has alternative source of drinking water

The city will inform residents as soon as it is able to rescind the advisory.(Shutterstock)
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The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)

Lake Country boil water notice downgraded

The notice was issued after a planned water outage on May 10

  • May 16, 2022
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)
Dr. Mark Knight, associate profess at the University of Waterloo, (center) cuts ribbon on Trenchless Technology Roadshow in Kelowna. (Apr. 24-26)

Kelowna hosts Trenchless Technology Roadshow

‘We can save 80 to 90 per cent on greenhouse gas emissions’

Dr. Mark Knight, associate profess at the University of Waterloo, (center) cuts ribbon on Trenchless Technology Roadshow in Kelowna. (Apr. 24-26)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)

Okanagan Basin Water Board says cooperation vital to protecting drinking water

‘We’re facing complex challenges but we do have many tools to protect drinking water sources’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board recently unveiled its Source Water Protection Toolkit to the Regional District Central Okanagan. (Photo/Black Press Media)
Patty Hajdu rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2022. The Indigenous services minister wants to be able to lift remaining long-term drinking water advisories by 2025.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Feds hope long-term boil water advisories lifted by 2025, end of Liberal-NDP deal

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu has declined to put a firm deadline on the commitment

Patty Hajdu rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2022. The Indigenous services minister wants to be able to lift remaining long-term drinking water advisories by 2025.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
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Boil Water Notice in West Kelowna

Notice issued for parts of Lakeview-Rose Valley Service Area

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There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

Water quality advisory issued for Grindrod, again

Equipment failure initiates advisory late Sunday

There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)
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