IMPORTANT UPDATE (March 3.18): There will be a water service interruption for users on the Elko Community Water System from 11:00 AM to NOON on Monday, March 5, 2018. This service interruption is required to complete repairs to the water system equipment that was damaged during last month’s power outage. The RDEK apologizes for any inconvenience this service interruption may cause. For more information, contact Brian De Paoli, Engineering Technician at email@example.com or (250) 489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335
The community of Elko receives raw water from a single well located near the pump house. The well is located in a confined aquifer. Water is fed directly to the distribution system using a 30 horsepower submersible well pump. Because there is no storage reservoir in Elko, the water system relies solely on the continuous operation of the 67 meter well to keep up with demand.
RDEK operators are on site 2 to 3 times per week to ensure proper operation and perform bacteriological sampling monthly as required. The pump house is also outfitted with automatic alarm dialers to alert staff when regular functions are compromised.
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Last edited: Sun, March 04, 2018 - 10:01:11