To ensure public health, the City of Penticton is advising residents in the City of Penticton south of Brantford Avenue to boil their drinking water for at least one minute before drinking.
A water main failure at Lakeside Road and Brantford Avenue is resulting in no to low water pressure in the water system, which is impacting homes directly south. No water pressure may lead to contaminants entering the water system. Further sampling and testing is currently being conducted in the system. Crews are aware of the situation and are working to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
The boil water advisory notice to the municipal water supply for the area south of Brantford Avenue managed by the City of Penticton, and the boundaries of the area affected, include:
- Lakeside Road all residents south of Skaha Marina to City limits
- Brantford Avenue – all residents
- Finnerty Road – all residents
- Derenzy Place – all residents
- Lakeside Ct. – all residents
- Smythe Dr. – all residents
What is a Boil Water Notice?
A boil water notice is used in situations where the public health threat is significant and the nature of the threat is one that can be effectively addressed by boiling the water.
Water supply systems may remain on a boil water advisory for an extended period of time due to a substantial concern about the system’s treatment equipment or distribution infrastructure. Infrastructure changes are usually quite costly and require lengthy planning before they can become operational.
If you have a home filter system, you may still need to boil your water, depending on the particular threat to your water supply. Consult with your drinking water office/contact for guidance.
Residents must 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 boil water notice will be in effect until the City of Penticton and Interior Health deems the water safe to drink.
Map of Impacted Area (only blue lines within the shaded area below)