News

Kalamalka Lake water source shut off

Greater Vernon Water advises customers that the Kalamalka Lake water source will be turned off on Wednesday (today) due to increased turbidity in the water.

The decision to remove the Kalamalka Lake water source was based on increased turbidity due to spring runoff caused by snow melt in the Coldstream Creek watershed.

Water will be supplied from the Duteau Creek water treatment plant until turbidity decreases in Kalamalka Lake.

Customers who are not normally on the Duteau Creek source will notice that the water is much softer and the water has a low alkalinity and pH. This may be of interest to those customers who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.

Staff will continue to monitor water quality and notify customers of any further changes.

Customers will be notified when the Kalamalka Lake water source is turned back on.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Foundation launches $3 million fundraising campaign
 
Welcome mat rolled out
 
Trial into fatal crash unfolds
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
 
Crowd backs sale of Blueberry Creek Community School
 
UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
Aaron Cosbey
 
BC LNG Alliance responds to LNG tax regime, GHG emission standards
 
Wet alert at Castlegar institution

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.