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Report: Duteau Creek Watershed Assessment & Recommendations for Source Protection Final Report December 2008

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The Duteau Creek Watershed Assessment and Protection Plan have been prepared for Greater Vernon Water (GVW) in response to a requirement on its Operating Permit by the Interior Health Authority under the Drinking Water Protection Act. The key elements considered in this project are: Modules 1, 2, 7 and 8 of the Comprehensive Drinking Water Source to Tap Assessment Guideline, and an update of the Interior Watershed Assessment Procedure.

Author:  Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. Consulting Engineers; Dobson Engineering Ltd.

Date Published:  Dec 2008

Report ID:  16040

Audience:  Government and Public

Duteau Creek is a major source of water supply for Greater Vernon Water (GVW). GVW is a regional water system is a partnership established by the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), City of Vernon and District of Coldstream. At the time of preparation of this report, GVW is in the process of building Phase 1 of the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant. As source water quality is a significant factor in public health protection, for design of the treatment plant, and as the initial barrier in a comprehensive drinking water protection plan, GVW has initiated this source assessment and watershed protection plan. A source protection plan is also a requirement of the Interior Health Authority (IHA) as part of the water system Operating Permit issued to GVW by the IHA under Section 8 of the Drinking Water Protection Act.

Report Type
  Region - Okanagan
  Watershed Groups - 128 - South Thompson
  Water Information - Water Quality
  Water Information - Watershed Assessment Studies

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