Greater Vernon Water turns off Kalamalka Lake water source due to increased turbidity

Water source switched over

Greater Vernon Water's Kalamalka Lake water source has been turned off due to increased turbidity.

The decision to remove the Kalamalka Lake water source was based on increased turbidity due to rain and spring runoff in the Coldstream Creek watershed, GVW says.

Water will be supplied from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant until turbidity decreases in the lake.

Customers who are not normally on the Duteau Creek water source will notice the water is much softer and has a low alkalinity and pH.

This may be of interest to those customers who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.

The water authority will notify customers when the Kalamalka Lake water source is turned back on.

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