Master Water Plan
2012 Master Water Plan
A Master Water Plan (MWP) is a long-term water utility infrastructure plan that ensures a reliable, cost-effective supply of water to meet present and future needs.
The original Master Water Plan was undertaken in 2002 (2002 Master Water Plan) and amended in 2004 (2004 Master Water Plan addendum). 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. Treatment of the Duteau Creek source addresses water quality issues affecting Greater Vernon residents, provides operational flexibility in conjunction with the Kalamalka Lake source, and allows maximum use of existing water licenses.
The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) – Greater Vernon Water Utility (GVW) is in the process of developing an updated Master Water Plan. The following Technical Memorandums TM1 – 8 are provided for your review and comment. The final TM9 will be posted once completed and reviewed by the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.
- TM1 Domestic & Agricultural Water Demand Forecast
- TM2 Evaluation of Water Supply Source
- TM3 Source Storage and Supply
- TM4 Domestic Water System Analysis
- TM5 Independent Agricultural System
- TM6 Water Conservation Strategies
- TM7 Water Treatment
- TM8 GVW Financial Issues and Principles to Support the Master Water Plan
- TM9 System Separation Option Analysis
- TM10 Financial Plan
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