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Facilities / Operations

The Regional District of North Okanagan-Greater Vernon Water (RDNO-GVW) operates a complex water system that relies on a number of raw water sources.  Every year, an average of 24 billion litres of water is delivered to approximately 55,000 users in the Greater Vernon water service area.  The Regional District manages the regional water utility, and contracts operation and maintenance to the City of Vernon and the District of Coldstream.  Each jurisdiction handles billing for the RDNO-GVW customers located within its boundaries.

Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant

The Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant was commissioned in 2006.  Plant capacity is 60ML, or 16 million gallons, per day. Phase 1 of the Plant utilizes ultraviolet and chlorine treatment.

North Kalamalka Intake

The North Kalamalka Lake intake pipe is 252 meters long and 20 meters deep. In conjunction with the completion of the Phase 1 Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant, the capacity of the Kalamalka pump station was upgraded to 60 ML/day.

Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant

 The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant was commissioned in 2010. Plant capacity is 160ML, or 42 million gallons, per day. Stage 1 of the Plant utilizes Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) and chlorine treatment.  As currently required by the Interior Health Authority, the addition of Stage 2 (Filtration) is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) invites you to view this short news clip done by Shaw TV on the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant. A film crew visited the treatment plant during BC Drinking Water Week (May 20-26, 2013), and captured the treatment processes used on our drinking water.


Virtual Tour of Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant


Refer to Master Water Plan for more information about future and completed infrastructure projects.

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