Greater Vernon Water
Greater Vernon Water Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw - Public Input Requested
The RDNO is requesting public input on Greater Vernon Water Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw No. 2650, 2013 which received first reading at the Board of Directors meeting held on Dec. 11, 2013. Bylaw 2650, 2013 will address changes in legislation and construction advancements to address subdivision and development within the Greater Vernon Water service area. The report and bylaw are available for download here. Input on Bylaw 2650, 2013 will be received up to January 30, 2014 by:
Mail: Regional District of North Okanagan
Attn.: Paddy Juniper, Executive Assistant
9848 Aberdeen Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 2K9
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Greater Vernon Water
- 620 km of Pipe Lines
- 42 Pump Stations
- 67 Water Licenses
- 83 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.
Learn about our history:
From Rain to Resource
Visit the Okanagan Basin Water Board website for information about managing stormwater in a changing climate.
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. Read more about Water Quality.
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.
Master Water Plan
The original Master Water Plan was undertaken in 2002 and amended in 2004. 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 Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw - Public Input Requested
- Vernon Irrigation Bylaw 305 and amendments thereto
- Rates – Bylaw No. 2590, 2013
- Restrictions – Bylaw No. 2248, 2010
- Standards – Bylaw No. 2063, 2005
- Metering – Bylaw No. 2155, 2006
- Development Cost Charges – Bylaw No. 1983, 2004
- Regional Water Supply and Water Distribution Services – Bylaw No. 1764, 2002
- Land Development that Connects to the Greater Vernon Water Utility – Bylaw No. 2076, 2005
- Regulate Cross Connections to the Greater Vernon Water Utility – Bylaw No. 2106, 2005
Visit the Forms page for commonly requested GVW forms.
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