Water plan info ready

Public open houses will be held leading up to a Nov. 15 referendum on Greater Vernon water

Greater Vernon residents have a chance to learn more about proposed upgrades to the water system.

Public open houses will be held leading up to a Nov. 15 referendum that will ask voters if they support borrowing $70 million to complete six projects outlined in the master water plan.

The open houses will be Sept 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Schubert Centre, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Vernon Recreation Complex and Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Regional District of North Okanagan office.

“These priority projects have been selected and reviewed by a technical advisory committee comprised of engineers, water technologists and chief administrative officers from RDNO, the City of Vernon and District of Coldstream, representatives from the agricultural community, Interior Health, and a council representative from the District of Coldstream,” said Zee Marcolin, Greater Vernon Water manager.

“These projects have been deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the B.C. Drinking Water Protection Act and provide water security for Greater Vernon Water customers well into the future.”

For more information about themaster water plan, go to www.rdno.ca/water.