Water quality is being tested in some creeks around Lumby.

Water quality is being tested in some creeks around Lumby.

Water quality being tested at Lumby creeks

Volunteer water quality monitors recently came across high e.coli levels where Harris and Duteau creeks meet

Officials aren’t raising alarm bells over potential water quality issues in Lumby.

Volunteer water quality monitors recently came across high e.coli levels where Harris and Duteau creeks meet.

Further testing will now be done.

“We want to see if this is a one-off or a continued high,” said Coun. Jo Anne Fisher.

“No one could speculate as to the cause. It could be wildlife.”

The creeks aren’t used as a water source for the vilage but people do use the creeks for recreational activities.

Harris and Duteau creeks ultimately run into Bessette Creek and the Shuswap River, which are used for domestic water needs.