Vernon Morning Star – April 8, 2016
Government officials insist the source of water contamination still isn’t known in a Spallumcheen neighbourhood.
While some residents have suggested high nitrates come from the spraying of manure above the Hullcar aquifer, the Interior Health Authority insists that hasn’t been determined.
“Nitrates are tough to trace,” said Rob Birtles, IHA’s team lead for small water systems and infrastructure, at Tuesday’s Okanagan Basin Water Board meeting.
“We all contribute nitrates and it’s tough to determine who is the biggest contributor.”