Duteau water source shut off

The Duteau Creek water source will be turned off from Monday to March 31 because of planned maintenance

  • Mar. 23, 2017 12:24 a.m.

Some temporary changes are coming for Greater Vernon water users.

The Duteau Creek water source will be turned off from Monday to March 31 because of planned maintenance.

“Greater Vernon Water will provide water to all customers from the Mission Hill water treatment plant supplied by Kalamalka Lake,” said Zee Marcolin, utility manager.

“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 are on standby and will only be used if needed. “Both wells are approved by Interior Health as emergency potable water use backups and are considered safe as drinking water sources,” said Marcolin.

“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.”

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