New tiller joins milfoil fight

A new, built-in-the-Okanagan rototiller will join the valley’s milfoil control fleet this year.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board was updated this week on its construction, which should be complete by April.

Built by Multi-Power Products of Kelowna, it will complement three other machines plying Okanagan lakes. The older equipment is between 14 and 34 years old.

The rototillers are used during winter months to deroot the invasive weed from lake bottoms, when it won’t re-root. During summer, the weed is mowed and removed with harvesters.

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