Friday, October 29, 2010

Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant -- Official opening.


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Grass Hopper said...

Great! Now they have the "quality" part of the master water plan nearly done, time to ensure a sufficient "quantity" is there for the interests of both a growing community and agriculture base

VernonResident said...

If you read the material, you will learn that the new plant accounts for 60% of our water supply, and was built with the capacity to treat a sufficient quantity of water to serve Vernon into 2040 - i.e. enough water to support a growing population for the next 30 years.

Not only that, as soon as the separation of agricultural and domestic water is completed (over the next 10 years), irrigation water will not have to be treated to drinking water standards.

That means we will have access to sufficient quantities of high quality drinking water, as well as sufficient quantities of reasonably priced irrigation water, to serve our domestic and agricultural needs into the future.

So now we know we have enough water for the foreseeable future, but, how much do we want to grow?

Should we allow farmland to be replaced with houses? Should we assess the impacts of growth on roads, infrastructure and community amenities, not only on water? Should priorities be set? You bet! It's been said that if we all used half the amount of water we do now, this valley could accommodate twice the number of residents.

... I can hear your collective gasp...

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