May 20, 2014 9:32 pm

WATCH: Pickers in Oliver have no water

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OLIVER — Harvest season isn’t in full bloom yet, but pickers have already started arriving to the Okanagan.

Workers who are staying at a campsite in Oliver are surprised to learn that there’s no water for them.
Over the last nine years, a neighbouring farm has been supplying the water.

But earlier this spring, the farmer has decided the liability risks were too much.

This decision has left the Regional District of Okanagan-Simlkameen and Town of Oliver scrambling to build a water system for the workers.

In the meantime, pickers are buying bottled water and taking showers at the community centre.

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