Review announced for tainted Okanagan water source

An independent expert will review the connection between a contaminated aquifer in the north Okanagan and nearby agricultural practices, the B.C. Environment Ministry announced Wednesday.

The Hullcar aquifer near Spallumcheen, north of Vernon, has been the subject of water quality advisories since 2014 because of elevated nitrate levels.

The spread of liquid manure on a dairy farm above the drinking water source has long been suspected as a cause of the contamination.

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