How to Report Water Pollution & Invasive Species
Concerned about a spill or other source of water pollution? A possible algae bloom? A potential invasive species, such as zebra or quagga mussels?
Here are links so you can alert authorities. Take a look.
- To report an act of pollution, contact the RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) or report a violation online.
To report a spill or other contamination source, contact the Provincial Emergency Program Spill Reporting Line at 1-800-663-3456.
Zebra or Quagga Mussels and other Invasive Species
- To report a suspected sighting of invasive Zebra or Quagga Mussels, contact the RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277) or report a violation online.
- To report any other invasive species in the Shuswap, including Eurasian water milfoil, yellow-flag iris or potential new occurrences of invasive freshwater clams, you can instead submit your observations via the "Report Invasives" app. Your submission goes directly to staff at the BC Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy.
- For general information about algae blooms, or to report an algae bloom in the Shuswap or elsewhere in BC, submit your observation via the BC Algae Watch website managed by the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
- For information specific to cyanobacteria blooms, see this briefing sheet from Interior Health.
- For up-to-date conditions at popular beaches in the Shuswap, please contact the beach owner/operator (for example, BC Parks, the City of Salmon Arm or the Columbia Shuswap Regional District).
- For up-to-date public health notices regarding algae blooms, see Interior Health’s Public Beaches website.