Water turbidity

As a result of the Okanagan Lake raw water main replacement on Penticton Avenue, some turbidity and colour may be detected within the municipal water system.

Residents should note that sampling and testing is conducted regularly and results are closely monitored. All results indicate that the water is safe to consume and well within Canadian drinking water guidelines.

To help local areas of turbidity within the system, the City will be flushing water mains in certain areas over the next few weeks.

Customers in affected areas could see discoloration of the tap water. If you see a difference, run cold water taps for 10-15 minutes or until it clears.Customers may want to check the clarity of their water before doing laundry.

The City of Penticton regrets any inconvenience, and thanks customers for their patience.