Duteau tours set

The Regional District of North Okanagan will host tours of the Duteau Creek water treatment plant May 23 to 25.

Greater Vernon residents will have a chance to see where their water comes from.

The Regional District of North Okanagan will host tours of the Duteau Creek water treatment plant May 23 to 25.

“Those in attendance will learn where their water comes from, what forms of treatment and disinfection are required, which sources supply customers and what Greater Vernon Water is doing to supply its customers with clean, safe drinking water,” said Emma Posluns, water sustainability co-ordinator.

Advance registration is required for these tours as participants will be transported by bus to the site.

To sign up for tours, call Posluns at 250-550-3684 or e-mail emma.posluns@rdno.ca to secure your seat.

The tours will be limited to a maximum of 40 people per day. Participants must be over the age of 10 and it is recommended that they be able to walk up and down stairs.

“For safety reasons, as this is a fully operational industrial facility, participants must wear long pants and closed-toe flat shoes,” said Posluns.

The tours are being held as part of Drinking Water Week May 20 to 26 and to support the B.C. Water and Waste Water Association’s initiative to raise awareness about the value of water.