Richard Rolke

[Vernon] City clarifies position over water utility withdrawal

Some politicians are being accused of not understanding the process that could split Greater Vernon’s water utility.

The City of Vernon insists it only wants to withdraw from distribution but issues surrounding water supply must be discussed by all partners in the function.

“It’s always been recognized that we need to determine what part of the system is supply and how it will be governed,” said Mayor Wayne Lippert.

Lippert added that the need to discuss water supply has always been part of correspondence between the city and the North Okanagan Regional District.