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Greater Vernon referendum calls for $70 million in borrowing

Greater Vernon residents will be asked to borrow $70 million for water upgrades, including filtration at the Duteau Creek treatment plant. - Photo submitted
Greater Vernon residents will be asked to borrow $70 million for water upgrades, including filtration at the Duteau Creek treatment plant.
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The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee decided Thursday to ask voters in November to approve borrowing up to $70 million for phase one of the master water plan.

“I have read all of the technical reports and I believe we are getting a fair compromise by keeping costs down as much as possible but meeting the requirements the Interior Health Authority keeps putting on us.”

Among the items included in the plan is $26.5 million for filtration at the Duteau Creek treatment plant.

Other aspects of the water plan’s phase one are $6.4 million for Aberdeen dam improvements, $9.9 million for domestic distribution investments, $19.5 million for separating domestic and agricultural water in Lavington, $3.5 million for twinning a transmission main and $2.6 million for an Okanagan Lake pump station.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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