Kal Lake water source shut down

Greater Vernon customers switched over to the Duteau Creek source

All Greater Vernon Water customers are currently on one source.

The Regional District of North Okanagan reports that the Mission Hill water treatment plant, which serves the Kalamalka Lake water source, was shut down due to computer upgrades at facility Monday.

“All GVW customers have been switched to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant. Customers will be informed when the work is complete,” said Renee Clark, water quality manager.

Customers who are not normally on the Duteau plant 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.