EbeneMagazine – CA – Algae blooms cause water source change for residents of the North Okanagan

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Residents of Greater Vernon will soon receive their water from a different source due to the increase in algae in Lake Kalamalka

North Okanagan Regional District notified customers Oct 24, that the water source of Lake Kalamalka is cut tomorrow, Oct 25, due to increased algae in Kalamalka Lake

The passage to the source of the Duteau stream will begin in the afternoon of October 24 and the Kalamalka source will be deactivated the next day, according to the press release of the district.

The decision to remove the water source from Lake Kalamalka is based on an unusually high number of algae in Lake Kalamalka

« Customers at the Kalamalka Lake Spring may have noticed a difference in the taste and smell of the water. As algae levels do not exceed a level that poses a health risk, the regional district change water sources to be careful Although the cause of the increase in algae is unknown, it is believed that previous flooding and unusual weather conditions this year may have played a role, « according to the regional district.

Boiling water is neither effective nor recommended in the presence of algae According to the regional district, the algae is not at a level where health risks are a concern, but customers can choose to use water control systems. filtration in the house during the change of source Customers should start to notice an improvement in water quality
These algal blooms are part of the reason the district is seeking to filter the source of Kalamalka Lake Currently, different forms of filtration are being tested for the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant pilot study, according to the district
New customers to Duteau Creek will notice that the water is much softer and has low alkalinity and pH. This may be of interest to customers who have home water treatment systems or aquariums
Staff will continue to monitor water quality, notify guests of any further changes, and restart the Kalamalka Lake water source
For more information, please call 250-550-3700 or visit the regional district website

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EbeneMagazine – CA – Algae blooms cause a change in water source for residents of the north okanagan
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Algae blooms cause water source change for northern Okanagan residents
Algae beckons for a change of water source in the North Okanagan
Vernon, C-B, changes its drinking water source due to algae blooms in Kalamalka Lake
The water source of Lake Kalamalka will be closed for customers of Grand Vernon due to an increase in algae

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