Notice to Greater Vernon Water Customers - Planned Duteau Shutdown

Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) is informing customers on the Duteau Creek water source, that the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant (DCWTP) will be turned off the week of February 26, 2018 for planned construction work on the Ultra Violet Disinfection project.  It is anticipated that the work will be completed by March 12, 2018 but could be extended if required.

GVW will be providing water to all customers from the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant (MHWTP) supplied by the Kalamalka Lake water source.  With this change in supply, there are no health related affects to our customers.  Customers regularly receiving water from the Duteau Creek water source could notice a change as the Kalamalka Lake water source is harder and more alkaline.  This may be of interest to those customers who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.

As an emergency backup supply, the Antwerp Deep Well and Ranch Well #1 are on standby and will only be used if needed.  Both the Antwerp Deep Well and Ranch Well #1 are approved by Interior Health as emergency potable water use backups and are safe drinking water sources.  The Antwerp Shallow Well that was contaminated in 2010 has been permanently taken off-line and will not be used by GVW as a potable water source.  If these alternate sources are used, a map will be posted on our website and road signs will be set up in the areas serviced by these water sources.

For further information, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or visit www.rdno.ca.