Law centre boosts water fight

February 5, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star

The fight by Spallumcheen residents to protect its drinking water source has gained more weight.

The University of Victoria-based Environmental Law Centre has filed, on behalf of the Save Hullcar Aquifer Team (SHAT), a notice to three officials at Interior Health, calling for the issue of a drinking water hazard abatement and prevention order.

The move addresses nitrate contamination in the Hullcar aquifer which is an important source of public drinking water.

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