Water work planned

Work takes place Wednesday replacing a valve at a pressure reducing station at the corner of Grey Road and Buchanan Road

  • Nov. 14, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Regional District of North Okanagan wishes to inform customers of the Greater Vernon Water (GVW) system, that operations will be replacing a valve at a pressure reducing station at the corner of Grey Road and Buchanan Road.

The work will commence on Wednesday at 8 a.m. and be completed by 4 p.m., however, it may be extended due to unforeseen circumstances.

To reduce the risk of low pressure or loss of water to customers, GVW will be using their well located on Kalamalka Road (close to Hwy 6).

“The well has been tested, disinfected and provides safe drinking water,” said Renee Clark, RDNO water quality manager. “Customers may notice a change due to increased water hardness in the well (349 mg/L calcium carbonate) compared to the water normally delivered to the tap sourced from Duteau Creek (35 mg/L calcium carbonate) which is a soft water.”

Hard water can affect taste and increase soap consumption. Additionally, when hard water is heated, scale may be deposited on taps, pipes, and culinary equipment.

The change in water may be noticeable for a few days in the following areas:

Mackie Drive – Meadow Road;

Giles Road – Bel Air Drive;

Grieve Drive – Birch Drive;

Pine Drive – Cosens Bay Road.

Customers are encouraged to visit www.rdno.ca/water to become informed about GVW and if other areas may be affected.