Thursday, December 10, 2009

Duteau Creek Leak -- Kate Bouey

Thu, 2009-12-10 11:11.

It's been revealed that a valve leak during recent work to connect the Duteau Creek treatment plant led to two million gallons of water being spilled.

Greater Vernon water manager Al Cotsworth confirms the leak caused some contaminated water to enter the pipeline but insists it never entered the drinking system. He says it led to a major cleanup job -- four-kilometres of four-foot-wide pipes had to be disinfected --and it added about ten days to the boil water alert. Cotsworth says the project, although late, is still on budget.


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