Vernon politician wants more water lines

Coun. Brian Quiring says there is a need to extend potable water lines farther into Okanagan Landing.

A Vernon politician wants more homes hooked up to municipal water.

Coun. Brian Quiring has told his colleagues that there’s a need for the city and Greater Vernon Water to extend potable water lines farther into Okanagan Landing.

“It’s mind boggling that we dragged the sewer line down there and we didn’t extend sewer,” he said.

Quiring believes a domestic water connection would allow some key properties to develop, which he says would benefit the community.

Presently, some properties have private systems connected to Okanagan Lake, and Quiring says some are failing.

“With zebra mussels and water temperatures increasing, we will have a problem,” he said.