Boil water notice issued for Sorrento – Salmon Arm Observer

The Columbia Shuswap Regional Office issued a notice on boiling water for users of the Sorrento water system on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. (File photo)

Boiling water for Sorrento

Tests show unacceptable levels of bacteria in Sorrento’s water system

A notice on boiling water has been issued for the residents of Sorrento.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) issued the notice on Wednesday, November 24th, after unacceptable levels of bacteria were found in recent water samples from the Sorrento water system.

A related media release indicated that seasonal weather changes can cause bacterial concentrations to rise, which can lead to excessive surface runoff, flooding or lake transshipment.

Until further notice, the CSRD and Interior Health recommend that all water system users: Boil their water quickly for at least one minute; or add two drops of fresh household bleach per liter of water; or use an approved alternative source of drinking water. This applies to all water used for drinking, food preparation (including ice cream and products), and dental hygiene.

More water samples will be taken in the coming days and the regional council will notify users of the Sorrento water system if the notice has been removed.

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