City asks for patience while agricultural system copes with high turbidity

(Penticton BC – May 18, 2018) – Due to higher than usual snow melt runoff, creeks that feed the City’s agricultural irrigation systems are flowing rapidly, causing water with high turbidity and fine organics to plug the screening process contained within the system. 

Under normal operating conditions the screening process removes most particulate matter, however the current conditions have now exceeded the system’s capacity for effective performance.

“We are attending to and maintaining our systems on a regular basis and will try to provide the best agricultural water quality we can during the spring freshet season”, and Public Works Manager, Len Robson.  “We are recommending that people using the agricultural water system be diligent in maintaining their onsite filtration and irrigation systems to ensure their crops are watered appropriately.“

For additional information on this matter, please contact the City Of Penticton Yards Office at 250-490-2500. 

“We ask for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

 

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Contact:

Len Robson

Public Works Manager

City of Penticton

250-490-2500