Environmental Health Programs

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The Penticton Indian Band Health Department provides weekly water testing of our community water sytem. Mike is a Trained Drinking Water Monitor, he also provides patient transportation and is also assistant reception of the Health Department. Mike is a Penticton Indian Band member and a Health Team member for 9 years.

For any questions: Please contact Mike Pierre at: Phone: (250) 493-7799 ext: 101 & 103 or Email: healthreception@pib.ca

DRINKING WATER MONITORING

  • Weekly water sampling and testing of both upper and lower community water systems
  • Water samples tested on site and samples sent to Kelowna Caro Labs for testing weekly
  • Results of on site tests are recorded in a web based reporting center called WaterTrax – Health Canada supported
  • Annual Private Well water testing
  • On site lab water samples only tested for Coliform and E.Coli
  • Any Alerts are immediately sent via email to the Environmental Health Officer – Grace McIver, Health Department Manager

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES/PROGRAMS

1. Environmental Health Officer (Health Canada)

  • home inspections for mold,
  • Air quality testing
  • Community building kitchen and Health inspections

2. Environmental Fish Contaminants project

  • ONA and PIB partnership – testing levels of contaminants in local fish

INTER-DEPARTMENTAL AND EXTERNAL LINKAGES

  • PIB Housing Department
  • PIB Administration
  • PIB Public Works /Maintenance Department

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