Cosens Bay water monitored

Vernon Morningstar – April 4, 2014

Officials want to get a better sense of what’s happening in the water offshore from Cosens Bay.

The Regional District of North Okanagan has received $9,700 from the Okanagan Basin Water Board for water quality monitoring at the Cosens Bay area, which is south of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park.

“It’s in response to inquiries from property owners suggesting improvements to sewage disposal are needed,” said director Bob Fleming.

The community consists of about 100 lots along Kalamalka Lake and the area is served by septic fields.

“These lots have soils of variable drainage and rockiness, which result in challenges for on-site septic disposal,” states an OBWB report.

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