UPDATE #3: Water Quality Advisory - Testing in Progress

Water Quality Advisory for PENTICTON

Update #3: May 6, 9:30 p.m.

  • The Advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
  • Water testing is already underway and the results will be available during the next few days.
  • Approximately 2500 homes are in the advisory area.
  • A specific list of all civic addresses and mapping of the affected area is available on the City of Penticton website. Please check to see if your property is on the list and take the necessary precautionary steps accordingly.

As a public health precaution, the City of Penticton has issued a water quality advisory for residents in the east area of the City.  

More detail is available at the following link to the City website:  www.penticton.ca

What is a water quality advisory?

A water quality advisory is the lowest-level notification. A water quality advisory is used in situations where the general public health threat is modest.  Additional precautions can be taken by individuals wishing to reduce the risks if the customer feels they are necessary.    

Who may need extra precautions

  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People over 65 years
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with chronic illnesses
  • People wishing additional protection

Precautionary instructions

Residents are advised to bring their water to a rapid, rolling boil for at least one minute prior to using it for domestic purposes, including drinking, making infant formula and juices, cooking, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and making ice. Alternatively, residents may use bottled water.


The water quality advisory will be in effect until the City of Penticton and Interior Health deems the water safe to drink. 


Up-to-date information is available on the City’s website, www.penticton.ca. Residents who do not have computer access should listen to local radio stations for updates. 

Mark Parker
Communications Officer