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Kelowna makes plan to standardize 5 water utilities

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The City of Kelowna's Integrated Water Supply Plan looks at the best, but lowest-cost, solutions for providing safe water to Kelowna residents. (CBC)
Kelowna's five major water districts in Kelowna face a lot of challenges, and struggle to meet provincial water quality standards.

Four out of the five don't have protection against water-bourne pathogens like crytosporidium.

The problem, is that purveyors like the South East Kelowna Irrirgation Distirct can't afford the millions needed to upgrade their systems.

On Monday, Kelowna city council got a look at the 300+ page Integrated Water Supply Plan. It examines the best, and the lowest, cost solutions for providing safe water to Kelowna residents.

Andrew Reeder is the Utilities Planning Manager for the City of Kelowna. He explained part of the plan to Daybreak host, Chris Walker.

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