Greater Vernon Water (GVW) would like to inform customers that the Kalamalka Lake water source was turned off on Thursday, February 21, due to increased turbidity in the water.
There are no health related affects to our customers.
The decision to remove the Kalamalka Lake water source was based on increased turbidity due to Milfoil rototilling being conducted in the North end of Kalamalka Lake. Water will be supplied from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant (DCWTP) supply until the rototilling on Kalamalka Lake is complete, which will be approximately March 31. GVW is working with the Okanagan Basin Water Board to find solutions that meet both Milfoil removal and water quality objectives.
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 continually monitor water quality and will notify customers if any further changes occur.
Customers will be informed when the Kalamalka Lake water source is turned back on.
For further information, please call 250-550-3700.