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Greater Vernon Water

  • Over 650 km of Pipe Lines
  • 57 Pump Stations
  • 83 Water Licenses
  • 117 Pressure Reducing Stations

Did you know?
Greater Vernon Water delivers an average of 24 billion litres of water to customers each year, of which 55% is used by agriculture.

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Master Water Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee – Call for Volunteers

The Regional District of North Okanagan Board of Directors is inviting Greater Vernon Water (GVW) customers to participate in a stakeholder review of the 2012 Master Water Plan (MWP) through the Greater Vernon Water 2012 Master Water Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC).  The SAC will play an important role in reviewing the current 2012 GVW Master Water Plan and making recommendations to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee (GVAC) on the community’s perspective for moving forward.  In November 2014, a referendum to finance projects outlined in the MWP was defeated and, as a result, the Regional Board is seeking the community’s input into the direction, through the SAC, to review the MWP and make recommendations to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee on the community’s priorities for managing their water while also meeting regulatory requirements.

The SAC will consist of 14 people, all of whom will be selected by the GVAC through an application process that will allow a diverse cross-section of the GVW service area to participate.  To ensure a transparent process, criteria has been developed and is provided in the SAC Terms of Reference to select committee members.  Applicants must be a GVW customer and own property within the GVW service area.  The GVAC will be seeking to fill the following representation on the SAC:

  • One (1) representative from GVAC will act as Chair of the SAC meetings;
  • Two (2) persons from the agricultural sector;
  • Two (2) persons from commercial, industrial, institutional and other non-domestic users;
  • Two (2) persons from non-domestic that provide service to sensitive customers (i.e. hospital);
  • One (1) person from major industrial;
  • Four (4) persons from the residential sector;
  • One (1) person from the developer class; and
  • One (1) representative from a local service group.

SAC members will be required to attend monthly meetings over a six month period; starting date will be the first meeting which is anticipated to be in September 2015. 

Master Water Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee documents:

Copies of the documents above are also available at the RDNO office at 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream.  The RDNO will continue regular media updates to inform the public about the stakeholder review process. Those wishing to participate but unable to commit to participation on the committee may submit questions and comments to [email protected].

Greater Vernon Water

The Regional District of North Okanagan - Greater Vernon Water (GVW) supplies and delivers water to customers in the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream, and Electoral Areas “B” and “C”.  GVW also supplies and delivers water to customers in Electoral Area “D”, and bulk water to the Township of Spallumcheen.

GVW's primary goal is to ensure the economical supply and distribution of a sufficient quantity and quality of water in the interests of both agricultural and non-agricultural users in the Greater Vernon Community. GVW is committed to protecting public, environmental, and economic health through a comprehensive “source-to-tap” approach.

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Master Water Plan

The original Master Water Plan was undertaken in 2002 and amended in 2004.  An update of the MWP was completed in 2012.  The purpose of the Master Water Plan is to ensure that our community’s present and future water quality and water supply needs, as well as critical health protection goals are met in an efficient and financially sustainable manner. The Master Water Plan provides direction for the long-term planning and implementation of water system improvements with the provision of continuing the importance of a cost effective agricultural irrigation water supply.

The start of operations at the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant marks a significant step towards realizing the domestic water quality improvements envisioned by the Master Water Plan.


GVW is responsible for the supply and distribution of domestic and agricultural water within the Greater Vernon Water service area of the Regional District following the 2003 amalgamation of the water utilities of the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream and the North Okanagan Water Authority, formerly known as VID, or Vernon Irrigation District.


  • Visit the Forms page for commonly requested GVW forms.




Please direct enquiries to:
Phone:  250-550-3700
Fax:  250-550-3701
E-mail:  [email protected]