Water

The Village of Lytton provides drinking water on behalf of its residents and businesses.

Water sources

The primary drinking water source for the Village of Lytton water system is Lytton Creek, which accounts for two-thirds of the supply. This is supplemented with two wells, when the creek does not meet the required drinking water parameters.

Water storage

Lytton’s water storage capacity is just over 1.3 million litres between three reservoirs. An additional 115,000 litres are stored within the distribution system with approximately 6.5 km of pipes.

Water treatment

The Village of Lytton treats water with low-pressure UV reactors, followed by chlorination. The Village follows Interior Health’s Drinking Water Objectives.

Water quality monitoring

The Village’s water is subject to comprehensive and rigorous testing to ensure quality drinking water. This includes:

  • taking water quality samples at seven locations weekly to test for E. coli and total coliform bacteria
  • chlorine residual testing
  • turbidity testing

Water system operation and maintenance

Trained and certified operators maintain the Village of Lytton community water system and water treatment facilities. The Village is upgrading to an automated  SCADA system, which will continuously monitor the water quality and help the operators to make necessary adjustments to meet or exceed the provincial drinking water quality objectives established by Interior Health as well as federal Canadian Drinking Water Quality objectives.

Water distribution work is also carried out by certified staff to repair water main leaks, install water service, and maintain fire hydrants.  

Future initiatives

The Village is continuing to identify and repair water leaks and replace old infrastructure. Future initiatives include the following:

  • Developing a source water protection plan
  • Developing a cross connection control program
  • Implementing water conservation strategies

Annual Water Reports

The Annual Water Report provides an overview of the Village of Lytton’s water system and summarizes the annual water quality and production data.

All water suppliers, under their Operating Permit, are required to provide an annual water report to the Interior Health Authority.

 

Download Annual Water Reports

Water Updates and Notices

Do not consume water advisory lifted

Effective February 28, 2024, the Village advises that: repairs to the water supply for the locations listed below have been completed, and a "DO NOT CONSUME" drinking water advisory has been lifted. What this means is that tap water is now considered potable and safe to drink in these areas. Previously affected areas 1st to 7th Main Street and Fraser Street Questions If you have any questions about this advisory, please contact the Village of Lytton at250-455-2355 or visit www.drinkingwaterforeveryone.ca. Please share this information with your neighbours.   Download the notice.

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Water main replacement on First Street starting on November 21

The Village is starting to replace a water main on First Street today. Community members will still be able to access Hobo Hollow from Main Street to River Road. Please follow directions from workers on site. Thanks for your patience and cooperation as we work through this repair!

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Planned work water work on November 2, 2023 – avoid excessive water usage

Update: The Village is planning to do electrical work to install a generator at the water treatment plant next week (October 30 through November 3, 2023).  Impact: There will be a planned power outage / shut down for the water treatment plant on Thursday, November 2 for approximately four hours between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The water storage system should supply the Village's needs during this time. Action: Community members are asked to minimize water usage on Thursday, November 2 (e.g., not doing outdoor watering or car washing). Given the season, this should not be an issue.   

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Water service interruption – Loring Way, September 20, 2023, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Village will be shutting off water on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Loring Way and possibly other areas WHY: Water will be shut off during this time, so the Village can repair a water main and install a back-up generator at the water treatment facility. We hope to complete both repairs by 2 p.m. and will update community members. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

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Contact

Village Office: 250-455-2355

Public Works: publicworks@lytton.ca

Emergency after-hours: 778-254-0400