New milfoil rototiller nears completion

Kelowna Capital News / Penticton Western News / Lake Country Calendar – February 15, 2018

A new milfoil rototiller machine being designed by a Kelowna firm is expected to be complete by April.

MultiPower Products has been contracted by the Okanagan Basin Water Board to build the machine, used to de-root the destructive milfoil weed from lakes across the Okanagan Valley.

The new machine will be added to the existing roster of two rototillers and a shallow water cultivator used to combat the milfoil.

The OBWB has been responsible for milfoil control within the Okanagan Basin since the 1970s, with the focus to harvest in the summer and rototiller the root systems on shallow portions of the lake floors in the fall and winter.

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