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Kelowna irrigation district can't afford clean water

The South East Kelowna Irrigation District is often under boil water and water quality advisories.(CBC)
The South East Kelowna Irrigation District is in a bind.

Its water doesn't meet either Federal or provincial standards or provincial treatment guidelines, but it can't upgrade its water system because ratepayers opposed the district's attempt to borrow $15.3 million for improvements.

The water district is frequently under a boil water or water quality advisory.

The Interior Health Authority issues operating permits to water purveyors. Dan Ferguson, the Assistant Director of Health Protection, Environmental Health Operations, explains what other options the irrigation district might have.

And Toby Pike is the General Manager of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District speaks to Daybreak host Chris Walker in studio.
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