UV water plant opens doors

John K. White

The RDNO welcomed the public to look under the hood of the new $7-million water treatment facility in Lavington on Tuesday.

Tours of the new UV disinfection facility and the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant ran from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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"The completion of the UV Disinfection Facility marks a significant milestone for our community," said Kevin Acton, Chair of the RDNO Board of Directors. 
Construction of the facility, built adjacent to the water treatment plant, was completed in early 2019, and is a key component of Greater Vernon Water’s Master Water Plan. The plan provides a roadmap to meeting the water needs of our growing population as well as provincial water treatment guidelines to protect health, the RDNO said.
Through the Canada-B.C. Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, the federal and provincial governments awarded the RDNO $5.81 million to fund the installation of the UV disinfection facility. The total project cost was approximately $7 million, with the remaining portion, less than 20 per cent of the project cost, being covered by the GVW water utility.

The plant was recently named the 2019 Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of B.C. award winner.

The award was presented to RDNO’s engineering consultant, WSP Canada Group Ltd. who completed design, tendering, and construction administration services for the project.

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