Taps switched for water customers

Heavy rainfall causes increased turbidity in Kal Lake, customers switched to Duteau

  • May. 23, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The taps have been switched for customers whose water normally comes from Kalamalka Lake.

Due to increased turbidity in Kal from spring run-off caused by heavy rainfall, Greater Vernon Water turned off the lake source Thursday.

Water will be supplied from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant until turbidity decreases.

There are no health-related effects to customers.

Customers who are not normally on the DCWTP 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.

For further information, call 250-550-3700 or visit www.rdno.ca.