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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.

 

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