Water is pumped from Okanagan Lake (known as a surface water source) to the treatment Plant where it undergoes Ultra Violet Light (UV) treatment to neutralize waterborne pathogens including chlorine resistant organisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It is then chlorinated using sodium hypochlorite as a second level of disinfection and protection within the distribution system.
Naramata Water Updates
April 9, 2013 - Irrigation Turn on Notice
February 13, 2012 Water Quality Advisory
October 12, 2012 RDOS staff will be commencing Irrigation Turn - Off beginning the week of October 29, 2012. Those wishing alternative turn off dates can contact the RDOS at 250.490.4135.
September 28, 2012 - Look for updates for the Water Metering project soon.
Naramata Water Quality Reports
Naramata Watering Restrictions
Naramata Water Meter Pilot Project
The Naramata Water Meter Pilot Program is coming to an end. The meters will be a great tool for Naramata enabling everyone who had a meter installed to see just how much water they are using and us to ensure enough water will be reserved for times of need. A total of 89 water meters have been installed to date, 32 commercial/winery, 40 agricultural and 17 residential. A few remaining
meters that the RDOS was waiting on parts for will be installed in the spring.
If you are interested in more information on water meters, please click below link:
Thank you to everyone for their cooperation.
Naramata Water Engineering Studies
Naramata Dam Safety Review
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen hired a qualified engineering consultant specializing in dam safety and inspections to prepare a Dam Safety Review as required under the BC Dam Safety Regulation and the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) Dam Safety Guidelines. The Canadian Dam Association defines a Dam Safety Review as: "A comprehensive formal review carried out at scheduled intervals to determine whether an existing dam is safe, and if it is not safe, to determine what improvements are required.
EBA Engineering Consultants completed the Naramata Dam Safety Reviews, December 2010: