Water board pushes for longer hours for mussel inspection stations

July 5, 2016 – Global Okanagan

The Okanagan Basin Water Board wants the provincial government to expand the hours of mobile inspection stations where highway travellers entering the province with boats are checked for invasive mussel species.

“They’ve done an excellent job. Our one comment would be we just need more of it,” says water board chairperson Doug Findlater.

The eight stations operate 10 hours a day.

“This time of year people are travelling early and late because of daylight and we’re concerned the hole in the net is the fact it’s only 10 hours a day. We could have a boat slip through,” says Findlater.


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