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Water Quality Monitoring

Overview of Okanagan Water Quality Studies and Monitoring There are many agencies and groups who monitor water quality in the Okanagan. This list isn’t exhaustive, but provides links to websites and reports on water quality information. Environment Canada (EC) has


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Water Board wants policy change to stop illegal ATV use in Okanagan watersheds

July 19, 2015 – AM 1150

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Protection of Drinking Water Sources

Most residents in the Okanagan Basin drink water from surface sources. Our main potable water sources are mountain tributary streams and upper reservoirs, but streams and lakes in the valley bottom also provide drinking water. In general, the lake sources


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Source protection of water could be part of a plan

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Drinking water source protection open for discussion

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Environment spokesman thinks source protection is needed

An authority to deal with water issues in the Okanagan Valley is the ultimate answer to the current jurisdictional issues, says the parliamentary secretary for Water Supply and Allocation, John Slater. Such an authority could not only handle conflicts among

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OBWB directors target watersheds

Members of the Okanagan Basin Water Board have added their voices to those objecting to the lack of consideration given to protecting watersheds in the draft trails strategy for the province. Directors have agreed with a letter Dr. Andrew Larder,

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OBWB deems watershed protection a priority

A basin-wide, source water protection strategy should be a priority of the new Okanagan Basin Water Board, members have resolved. Board members are concerned about protection of the watershed for domestic users when few of the activities in them can

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Water board wants watershed protected

Members of the Okanagan Basin Water Board have added their voices to those objecting to the lack of consideration given to protecting watersheds in the draft trails strategy for the province. At the first meeting of the new board earlier

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Good, clear drinking water prioritized by board

A basin-wide, source water protection strategy should be a priority of the new Okanagan Basin Water Board, members resolved Tuesday, at the first meeting since last fall’s civic election. Board members expressed concerns about protection of the watershed for domestic

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Water source safety called a priority

Because of the many different governance structures and issues in each utility, water system assessments are needed as the next step to protect water sources in the Okanagan Basin, according to the source protection officer for Interior Health. Ivor Norlin

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New York City drinking water among cleanest in world, report says

NEW YORK —A new report says New York City has some of the cleanest and least expensive drinking water in the world, thanks to solid investments in watershed protection. New York has the largest unfiltered water supply system in the

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