Water

Under a boil water notice water be brought to a rolling boil for one minute or more. (Photo/Shutterstock)

Boil water notice for West Kelowna’s Sunnyside/Pritchard area

The city is treating the system with chlorine, however, turbidity in the system remains high

 

Xeriscape Spirit Garden ribbon cutting including West Kelowna Mayor Gordon Milsom (second from left), Okanagan Xeriscape Association President Judy Steeves, Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin and OXA Director Jessica Hobden (far right). (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Educational xeriscape garden springs up in West Kelowna

Spirit Square Garden is located at 2569 May Street

 

Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)

Fundraiser started for family of Vernon doctor who drowned in Kamloops

Colleague initiates GoFundMe while search for man’s body continues

 

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)
Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Heat wave puts water restrictions on tap for Okanagan community

Stress on water systems forces stage 2 restrictions, no sprinklers or irrigation

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
(Westerly file photo)

Month long Falcon Ridge water advisory rescinded

A water advisory issued in June for residents near Mission Creek has been rescinded

(Westerly file photo)
A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)

Water taps run dry for some Falkland residents

Conservation urged after leak discovered

A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon cools down with pop-up spray parks

The park will be located at Kin Park beside Kal Tire Place Monday to Friday, 4-7 p.m., starting July 25

Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)
The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reservoir upgrade completed under budget

Failing outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has been replaced

The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems are undergoing a detailed review to determine future upgrade requirements and what they will cost. (File photo)

Study reviews options for Killiney, Westshore Estates water system updates

Regional district board given direction on water supply and treatment challenges

The Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems are undergoing a detailed review to determine future upgrade requirements and what they will cost. (File photo)
Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)

Enderby river floating discouraged following rescues

Shuswap River too dangerous for inflatables/paddling

Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)
The City of Kelowna is aksing residents to develop good conservation habits to prepare for the hotter temperatures to come. (File photo)

City of Kelowna looking to celebrate ‘water heroes’

“The Okanagan Valley remains one of Canada’s driest regions”

The City of Kelowna is aksing residents to develop good conservation habits to prepare for the hotter temperatures to come. (File photo)
The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water board advocates millions for water management

Okanagan Basin Water Board points to three key issues

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)

Algal bloom or pollen? Salmon Arm city councillor wants more timely water testing

Councillor concerned recent algal bloom advisory was prompted by reported sighting, not data.

  • Jul 12, 2022
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)
The current Okanagan Dam in Penticton, built in the 1970s, has been called inadequate for the modern day demands of managing the Okanagan Lake water level. (File photo)

Water briefs: Mussel inspection program sidelines 5 B.C.-bound watercraft

Two of the boats were destined for Okanagan Lake

The current Okanagan Dam in Penticton, built in the 1970s, has been called inadequate for the modern day demands of managing the Okanagan Lake water level. (File photo)
Gordon Drive will be closed from 7p.m. to 6 a.m.(Aaron Kunkler/staff photo)

Gordon Drive, Kelowna partially closed

A water leak caused the closure of northbound traffic on Gordon

Gordon Drive will be closed from 7p.m. to 6 a.m.(Aaron Kunkler/staff photo)
(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lake Country issues water quality advisory for Beasley Park

The advisory is on recommendation from Interior Health

(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Stage two water restrictions are in place for the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems (Black Press file photo).

Thirsty Okanagan lawns can only drink twice each week

Water restrictions are in place for customers of the RDCO water systems

Stage two water restrictions are in place for the Star Place, Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach, Sunset Ranch, Upper Fintry-Shalal Road-Valley of the Sun and Westshore water systems (Black Press file photo).
Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)

Caution urged with visible algae blooms on Wood Lake

Lake Country, RDCO, and Interior Health are monitoring the lake

Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)