Interior Health says a spill of bilge water contaminated with marine fuel near Kaslo has not had any impact on public drinking water, as far as they are aware.  17 barrels were spilled in the area of Back Road between Highway 31 North to Kaslo Road West.

Interior Health is advising owners of properties with private water intakes adjacent to the area to closely monitor their water for any signs of fuel contamination such as a sheen on the surface of the water or a smell.

No other details have been provided except that the Ministry of Environment was notified of the incident on July 31 by the Regional District of Central Kootenay. The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating.