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Water quality advisory rescinded in Osoyoos

Notice was issued for several areas after one of town’s water reservoirs ran dry
In April 2022, a resident living on Maple Street in Osoyoos posted this picture, saying the water coming out was brown and sandy. The town says demand for domestic water supply has them looking at various sources. (Facebook)

A water quality advisory issued on Feb. 12 in Osoyoos has now been rescinded.

The notice was issued for several areas after a power outage caused one of the town’s water reservoirs to run dry, and its main water reservoir to drain to “critical levels.”

Town officials said that results from a bacteriological test indicate its system continues to meet the drinking water guidelines.

Such tests were conducted after Osoyoos residents reported brown and discoloured water coming from their taps earlier this week. Locals have reported the ongoing issue for several years.

Before the advisory was rescinded on Feb. 16, people in certain areas were asked to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, or to use an “alternate, safe source of water.”

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The now-rescinded boil water advisory was in effect for the following areas:

Town of Osoyoos

• 15th Street

• Meadowlark Drive

• Wren Place and Drive

• Raven Court

• Finch Crescent

• Swan Crescent

• Sandpiper Place

• Killdeer Place

• Curlew Court

South rural area

• 107th Street

• 42nd Avenue

• 26th Avenue

• 12th Avenue

• 6th Avenue

North rural area

• Highway 97 north of Highway 3

• 100th Avenue

• 116th Avenue

• 115th Avenue

• 89th Street

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