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Interior Health and the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) have issued a boil water notice for some residents in the Ellison area.
According to GEID, the notice has come into effect following an increased raw water turbidity in Mill Creek due to recent rainfall.
It is expected that increased turbidity will continue for several days.
The yellow areas shown on the map below are the only properties affected by the notice. The advisory does not affect those residents located at Country Rhodes Strata, Country View Estates Strata, or any properties now serviced from the Okanagan Lake Source shown in blue.
Interior Health recommends that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.
“Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device,” states Interior Health.
Health risks are a particular concern for the elderly, newborns, and people with a weakened immune system.