Kal Lake water shut off due to increased turbidity, milfoil removal

VERNON - The Kalamalka Lake water supply has been shut off due to increased turbidity and milfoil removal.

The Greater Vernon Water Utility turned the water off Monday, Feb. 16. Until it’s back on, water will be supplied through the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant to avoid issuing a boil water advisory.

“The decision to turn off the Kalamalka Lake water source was based on increased turbidity due to spring run-off and milfoil removal at the north end of Kalamalka Lake,” the utility stated in a release.

Customers may notice the water is softer and lower in alkalinity and pH than they are used to, which may be of concern to people with in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.

The utility is continuing to monitor water quality and will notify customers of further changes on its website. For further information, call 250-550-3700.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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