Greater Vernon Water - Headgates Spillway Project

Estimated Start Date
September 15, 2022
Estimated End Date
Late March, 2023
95 Lewis Road
$4.3 million
Participating Community
Area B
Area C
Area D
City of Vernon
District of Coldstream
Township of Spallumcheen
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Project Description

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) is increasing the size of the spillway for the Headgates Dam at Harvey Lake to help protect our water supply infrastructure, the environment and downstream properties. The Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant intake is in the Headgates Dam and the spillway work requires lowering the water in the reservoir during construction. This will temporarily reduce the volume of the water available from Duteau Creek.

The project started on September 15, 2022 and is expected to be complete late March 2023, as long as no unforeseen circumstances arise. GVW is working hard to finish the work before it gets too cold.

Contact Information

Dustin Heidt
Lead Water Supply and Treatment Operator
Phone: 250-550-3188

Additional Project Information