North Okanagan residents can’t stomach water
February 2, 2016 by Info News Canada
February 2, 2016, Spallumcheen, BC – A formal request has been sent to B.C.’s Interior Health asking it to order an immediate moratorium on a North Okanagan dairy farm’s practice of spreading liquid manure above a drinking water aquifer.
The request – filed by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria on behalf of concerned local residents – comes after almost two years of a continuous water quality advisory warning pregnant women, babies under six months old, seniors and those with weakened immune systems should not drink the water. The advisory was issued after nitrate levels in the Hullcar aquifer rose beyond acceptable Canadian drinking water safety standards. READ MORE