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Temporary water change coming for greater Vernon residents

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March 23, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Greater Vernon Water (GVW) is informing customers that the Duteau Creek water source will be turned off the week of March 27, 2017 for planned maintenance work. GVW will be providing water to all customers from the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant (MHWTP) supplied by Kalamalka Lake. With the change in water source, there are no health related affects to our customers.

Customers regularly receiving Duteau water could notice a change in their water as Kalamalka Lake water is harder and more alkaline. This may be of interest to those customers who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.

As an emergency backup supply, the Antwerp Deep Well and Ranch Well #1 have been serviced to be on standby and will only be used if needed. Both the Antwerp Deep Well and Ranch Well #1 are approved by Interior Health as emergency potable water use backups and are considered safe as drinking water sources. The Antwerp Shallow Well that was contaminated in 2010 has been permanently taken off-line and will not be used by GVW as a potable water source. If the Antwerp Deep Well is used, road signs will be posted in affected areas and on our website with a map outlining customers impacted.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed by March 31, 2017 but could be extended if required.

For further information, please contact the RDNO at 250-550-3700 or visit www.rdno.ca.


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