Drinking water

Due to an algae bloom, Wood Lake water is not safe for drinking, swimming or bathing, Interior Health advised Friday, June 4, 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)

Wood Lake unsafe for drinking, swimming due to large algae bloom: IH

The blue-green algae bloom could be dangerous for people, pets and livestock, Interior Health says

 

Greater Vernon Water says there is a high chance that a dry spring 2021 will be followed by a dry month of June, and is encouraging residents to reduce their water consumption. (RDNO photo)

Vernon water utility bracing for dry summer

Greater Vernon Water says there’s a high chance June will be drier than average

 

An illegal dump near Peachland. (OFTF/ Contributed)

Cleaning up Peachland’s backcountry for Mother’s Day

The cleanup is planned for May 8 at 9 a.m.

 

The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada has 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves — this is how to protect it

Researchers suggest the need for a Canada Water Agency dedicated to water management across the country

  • May 1, 2021
The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Water quality advisory rescinded for Lakeview/Rose Valley Water System

There is no other water quality advisories in West Kelowna

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The Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant remains under construction with completion anticipated in 2022. (Photo: City of West Kelowna)

Water quality advisory issued in West Kelowna

The notice affects customers on the Lakeview/Rose Valley water system

The Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant remains under construction with completion anticipated in 2022. (Photo: City of West Kelowna)
John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)

Semiahmoo First Nation tap water safe to drink again, as 16-year boil water advisory is lifted

New distribution system, connected to Surrey water supply, passes safety testing

John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a reporters question during a news conference, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa won’t set new deadline for providing clean water in First Nations communities

There are still 38 First Nations communities where the water isn’t considered safe to drink

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a reporters question during a news conference, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A large portion of Anglemont is without running water due to a water main break on Jan. 26. (CSRD Image)
A large part of Anglemont in the North Shuswap is without water due to a water line break on Jan. 26. (Black Press File Photo)

Broken water main leaves Shuswap community without running water

The water line has left Anglemont residents either without water or with low pressure.

A large portion of Anglemont is without running water due to a water main break on Jan. 26. (CSRD Image)
A large part of Anglemont in the North Shuswap is without water due to a water line break on Jan. 26. (Black Press File Photo)
Residents should run their taps until cold before using their water. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Westside water quality advisory removed

Leak repair at Westshore Estates affected some properties, again

Residents should run their taps until cold before using their water. (Black Press file photo)
A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo

Repairs require shutdown of North Okanagan city’s water disinfection

Customers asked not to worry, as chlorination still in effect

A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo
The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)

Data gaps prevent assessment of most Canadian watersheds: WWF report

There’s enough known about 67 of Canada’s 167 watersheds to assess how well they’re standing up

The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)
Water advisory in effect while upgrades on tap in Lake Country

Water advisory in effect while upgrades on tap in Lake Country

Temporary supply change from Okanagan to Beaver Lake

Water advisory in effect while upgrades on tap in Lake Country
Water off for some Okanagan residents

Water off for some Okanagan residents

Emergency repair in Lake Country

Water off for some Okanagan residents
Boil water advisory in effect for the Lakeview/Rose Valley System in West Kelowna. (file photo)

Boil water notice issued for Lakeview-Rose Valley in West Kelowna

The notice will remain in effect until further notice

Boil water advisory in effect for the Lakeview/Rose Valley System in West Kelowna. (file photo)
A water quality advisory has been lifted for customers of the Killiney Beach Water System Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Stock photo)

Water quality advisory lifted for Killiney Beach

The advisory affected 290 properties in the subdivision off Westside Road

A water quality advisory has been lifted for customers of the Killiney Beach Water System Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Stock photo)
A month-long boil water notice for customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility in Kingfisher, east of Enderby, has been removed and replaced with a water quality advisory. (File photo)

Boil water notice lifted for select North Okanagan customers

Month-long notice for Mabel Lake Water Utility replaced with water quality advisory

A month-long boil water notice for customers on the Mabel Lake Water Utility in Kingfisher, east of Enderby, has been removed and replaced with a water quality advisory. (File photo)
Water quality advisory issued for Lakeview/Rose Valley water system

Water quality advisory issued for Lakeview/Rose Valley water system

The advisory effective immediately and until further notice, due to high turbidity registering at the reservoir

Water quality advisory issued for Lakeview/Rose Valley water system
Political dignitaries on hand for the unveiling of the new site acquired by the City of Kelowna to house the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. (File photo)
Political dignitaries on hand for the unveiling of the new site acquired by the City of Kelowna to house the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. (File photo)
A close up image of an algae bloom in Shuswap Lake near Ashby Point taken in April 2020. (Interior Health photo)

Shuswap Lake algae bloom being monitored, not considered harmful

Dangerous toxins not found in June 30 water quality test

A close up image of an algae bloom in Shuswap Lake near Ashby Point taken in April 2020. (Interior Health photo)