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April 22, 2018 - 11:18 AM

VERNON - The Kalamalka Lake water source was turned off yesterday.

The Reginal District of North Okanagan is informing customers of Greater Vernon Water (GVW) that the water source was turned off yesterday, Apr. 21 due to increased turbidity.

The decision to remove the Kalamalka Lake water source was based on increased turbidity due to spring run-off caused by snowmelt in the Coldstream Creek watershed.

Water will be supplied from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant (DCWTP) until turbidity decreases in Kalamalka Lake.

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 who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums, a media release says.

Staff will continue to monitor water quality, and notify customers of any further changes and when the Kalamalka Lake water source is turned back on.

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


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