Greater Vernon water customers switched to Duteau source

The Mission Hill water treatment plant was shut down due to electrical issues Saturday.

The Kalamalka Lake water source in Greater Vernon has been shut off.

The Mission Hill water treatment plant was shut down due to electrical issues Saturday.

“All Greater Vernon Water customers have been switched to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant until the new year,” said Renee Clark, water quality manager.

“Further investigation is ongoing into the electrical issue.”

Customers who are not usually on the Duteau source will notice that the water is much softer and the water has a low alkalinity and pH. This may be of interest to those customers who have in-home water treatment systems or aquariums.

“Staff continually monitor water quality and will notify customers if any further change occurs,”said Clark.