Drinking water

One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Report says water quality in Shuswap generally good, nutrients going into lakes remain a concern

2021 results from testing at 16 locations throughout the watershed

 

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Sunday, June 26, for customers of Mabel Lake Water. (Black Press: file photo)

UPDATE: Mabel Lake boil water notice downgraded to advisory

High turbidity levels prompted boil water notice Sunday, June 26

 

Patty Hajdu rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2022. The Indigenous services minister wants to be able to lift remaining long-term drinking water advisories by 2025.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Feds hope long-term boil water advisories lifted by 2025, end of Liberal-NDP deal

Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu has declined to put a firm deadline on the commitment

Patty Hajdu rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Friday, March 25, 2022. The Indigenous services minister wants to be able to lift remaining long-term drinking water advisories by 2025.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Salmon Arm’s water treatment plant in Canoe is receiving an upgrade to 13-year-old parts in order to continue to meet drinking water regulations. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s water treatment plant in Canoe to replace obsolete parts

Work is estimated to cost about $23,000 to replace two ultra-violet units

Salmon Arm’s water treatment plant in Canoe is receiving an upgrade to 13-year-old parts in order to continue to meet drinking water regulations. (File photo)
There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)

Water quality advisory issued for Grindrod, again

Equipment failure initiates advisory late Sunday

There are two additional water leak repairs scheduled for this week - one located near Amy Woodland school. 
Nearby residents may experience some water service disruptions and some water discolouration once service is back up and running. Simply run your cold water tap until it runs clear. (Cranbrook Townsman photo)
The City of Salmon Arm wants to replace its current and outdated Zone 2 pumping station, located along the railway tracks near the Canoe Beach public washroom, with a new pumping station beside the nearby municipal water treatment plant. (File photo)

Salmon Arm looks to borrow $2.3 million for ‘essential’ water infrastructure project

Provincial approval needed to proceed with alternate approval process

The City of Salmon Arm wants to replace its current and outdated Zone 2 pumping station, located along the railway tracks near the Canoe Beach public washroom, with a new pumping station beside the nearby municipal water treatment plant. (File photo)
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Emergency repair puts Vernon under water quality advisory

Precaution for Duteau customers after Lavington incident fixed

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Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre staff members fill water jugs at the Sylvia Grinnell River, just outside Iqaluit, in an undated handout photo. The group has been delivering water to homes and organizations that may not have their own transportation, after the city warned last week its tap water was contaminated with fuel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rachel Blais, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Group delivers water to people without cars after fuel contaminates pipes in Iqaluit

Tap water can still be used for bathing, showering, laundry and washing dishes

Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre staff members fill water jugs at the Sylvia Grinnell River, just outside Iqaluit, in an undated handout photo. The group has been delivering water to homes and organizations that may not have their own transportation, after the city warned last week its tap water was contaminated with fuel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rachel Blais, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The Nunavut government has declared a 14-day state of emergency in Iqaluit after water in the capital was deemed undrinkable and potentially tainted with petroleum. The first shipment of potable water for residents also arrived by plane, with more expected to be delivered in the coming days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Nunavut declares emergency in Iqaluit, city receives first shipment of potable water

Residents told not to drink the tap water after a fuel smell was detected at treatment plant

Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The Nunavut government has declared a 14-day state of emergency in Iqaluit after water in the capital was deemed undrinkable and potentially tainted with petroleum. The first shipment of potable water for residents also arrived by plane, with more expected to be delivered in the coming days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Campbell River has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, but watering by hand or hose with an automatic shut-off valve is still permitted. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Water restrictions turned off in rural Lumby, Enderby and Grindrod areas

Supply and demand conditions return to normal following dry, hot summer

Campbell River has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, but watering by hand or hose with an automatic shut-off valve is still permitted. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Corroded valves continue being replaced in Enderby, which will turn taps off for a number of residents for another week. (RDNO photo)

Enderby taps run dry for 3rd straight week

Mabel Lake Water Utility project taking longer than expected

Corroded valves continue being replaced in Enderby, which will turn taps off for a number of residents for another week. (RDNO photo)
Stewart Redsky, former chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, walks past one week's worth of 20 litre water bottles in the community's water storage room on Feb. 25, 2015. The First Nation is now welcoming clean, running water for the first time in nearly 25 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘Fought hard for this’: Decades-old water advisory lifted for Ontario First Nation

Boil-water advisory for Shoal Lake 40 was issued in 1998 and was one of the longest in Canada

Stewart Redsky, former chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, walks past one week's worth of 20 litre water bottles in the community's water storage room on Feb. 25, 2015. The First Nation is now welcoming clean, running water for the first time in nearly 25 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The Killiney Beach water system is under a Do Not Consume notice issued by the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, Sept. 2. The system has been damaged in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Morning Star - file photo)

Do Not Consume water notice still in place for Okanagan system off Westside Road

Regional District of Central Okanagan, Interior Health issued notice for Killiney Beach System Thursday, Sept. 2, affecting more than 280 properties

The Killiney Beach water system is under a Do Not Consume notice issued by the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, Sept. 2. The system has been damaged in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Morning Star - file photo)
The green outlines show the perimeter of the Tulok aquifer extending into Salmon Arm, part of a larger system in the North Okanagan. The green areas are sand and gravel while the purple is bedrock. (B.C. government image)

Salmon Arm council invites input on proposed prohibition of groundwater bottling

City uses power of zoning as provincial government not interested in municipal opinion

The green outlines show the perimeter of the Tulok aquifer extending into Salmon Arm, part of a larger system in the North Okanagan. The green areas are sand and gravel while the purple is bedrock. (B.C. government image)
A water quality advisory has been lifted for customer on the Mabel Lake water utility. (Black Press file photo)

Some Vernon water taps run dry today

Emergency repairs on Okanagan Landing leave Predator Ridge and more without water for several hours

A water quality advisory has been lifted for customer on the Mabel Lake water utility. (Black Press file photo)
The District of Sicamous’ water treatment facility, pictured on June 2, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous using less water since 2017, new report shows

District water costs remain consistent, showing small increase of about $4,000

The District of Sicamous’ water treatment facility, pictured on June 2, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)
Semiahmoo First Nation Councillor Joanne Charles and former Chief Willard Cook share a celebratory hug at a July 28 event marking the lifting of the boil water advisory on Semiahmoo lands. (Alex Browne photo)

‘Canada has to step up’ says federal Indigenous minister during B.C. stop

Much work remains to be done, Marc Miller acknowledges

Semiahmoo First Nation Councillor Joanne Charles and former Chief Willard Cook share a celebratory hug at a July 28 event marking the lifting of the boil water advisory on Semiahmoo lands. (Alex Browne photo)
UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)

‘Too bets`huna: We live by water’ — Remote village celebrates return of drinking water after 20 years

People living in the Lhoosk’uz Dené village will no longer be bringing in bottled water from Quesnel

UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)