Turbidity = Water Switch Again
The Regional District of North Okanagan says customers of Greater Vernon Water may notice that the Kalamalka Lake water source has been turned off on Thursday, May 10th due to increased turbidity in the water.
The decision to remove the Kalamalka Lake water source was based on increased turbidity due to rain and spring run-off in the Coldstream Creek watershed. Water will be supplied from the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant 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 customers who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.
Staff will continue to monitor water quality, notify customers of any further changes and when the Kalamalka Lake water source is turned back on.