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Report: Powers Creek Source Assessment Report

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The Powers Creek Source Assessment Report has been prepared in response to a requirement in the water system Operating Permit issued by the Interior Health Authority to the Westbank Irrigation District. Powers Creek is the source of water supply for Westbank Irrigation District (WID). WID has operated as an irrigation district for over 85 years, and services a population of approximately 13,000 residents.

Author:  Dobson Engineering Ltd.

Date Published:  Jul 2010

Report ID:  19510

Audience:  Government and Public

Its service area includes; the community of Westbank south to Gellatly Road South; east to Angus Road and the boundary of Westbank First Nation Indian Reserve No.9; north to Copper Ridge Drive in the community of Smith Creek; and west to the Gates Road area of the community of Glenrosa. The intent of a source assessment is to identify and evaluate the hazards to drinking water quality and quantity, characterize the risks and propose risk management strategies. Water source assessments as referenced in Part 3, section 18 of the Drinking Water Protection Act is the first step in Health Canada's multi barrier approach to safe drinking water. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, provide guidance in the draft Comprehensive Drinking Water Source to Tap Assessment Guideline released in March 2005.

Report Type
  Fish and Aquatic Habitat Information
  Fish Species - Kokanee - Oncorhynchus nerka
  Fish Species - Rainbow Trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss
  Region - Okanagan
  Watershed Groups - 310 - Okanagan
  Water Information - Watershed Assessment Studies

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