Thursday, February 24, 2011

Greater Vernon Water Utility - North Kal Lake Assessment Open House - Reminder!


MEDIA RELEASE – February 17, 2011

Greater Vernon Water Utility - North Kal Lake Assessment Open House

COLDSTREAM, BC – The Regional District of North Okanagan - Greater Vernon Water Utility (RDNO-GVWU) is accepting comments from the public on the Draft Source Assessment for the North Kalamalka Lake Intake. The Assessment is in compliance with the RDNO- GVW Permit to Operate issued by Interior Health Authority (IHA) under the Drinking Water Protection Act. The Assessment has involved extensive field work and a technical review from IHA, Ministry of Environment (MOE), the District of Coldstream, the City of Vernon and RDNO staff.

The Public Open House encourages the public to comment on the draft report. The recommendations to create a protection zone will be of interest to those in the District of Coldstream since the area is within its municipal boundaries. Just as important are comments from the City of Vernon residents and businesses plus Electoral Areas “B” and “C” as they may receive their drinking water from this source. Input received from the Public Open House will be reviewed by the consultant and included in the Final Report as long as it is consistent with existing science and drinking water protection objectives.

The Public Open House will be held February 24, 2011 at the Regional District Board Room, 9848 Aberdeen Road from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm with presentations at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. For a link to the full report, please go to

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For more information:
Renee Clark
Water Quality Manager


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