Updated: Dec 30, 2022
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
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:
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.