Boil Water Advisories for Greater Vernon Areas Until January 31 2023

Updated: 5 days ago

Water Advisories for Greater Vernon Area Until January 31 2023

One of Greater Vernon's primary water supplies is undergoing a major infrastructure upgrade.


Because of the project, the UV disinfecting system at the Duteau Creek water source may be intermittently affected prompting WATER ADVISORIES


Duteau Treatment Plant
Duteau Treatment Plant

Ultraviolet or UV Water Purification Systems typically remove E.coli Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Viruses and other disease causing agents from water supplies.


UV water treatment is quick, energy-efficient, and approximately 20,000 times more effective than boiling water.



Greater Vernon Water is issuing three notices

Locations supplied by Duteau Creek are immediately on a Precautionary Water Quality Advisory from September 16, 2022, to January 31, 2023.


Customers affected by the Precautionary Water Quality Advisory may wish to boil their water for at least one minute when using it for purposes such as:


Drinking

Brushing teeth

Washing fruits & vegetables to be eaten raw

Preparing any food

Mixing baby formula

Making beverages or ice


Since the UV portion of the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant may be turned-off without notice, Greater Vernon Water has provided a map showing properties affected by the Water Quality Advisory.




Affected properties/areas are shown in green and blue


While water may not be treated with Ultra Violet light the water will still be treated with a clarification process and disinfected with chlorine.


Stage 2 water restrictions are now in place for all Greater Vernon Water customers until further notice. Stage 2 water restrictions prohibit the sprinkling of watering of lawns, gardens or shrubs. Hand watering is permitted in the morning and evening.


Check the links below for more details from the RDNO, GVW and a link to the map.


https://www.rdno.ca/sites/default/files/2022-09/220916_MAP_GVW_Water_Quality_Duteau_36x36.pdf



https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGqQclRMCPSzqWXpbGxJmjWZflV



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