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.
Water System Emergencies
Should you become aware of water system emergency (broken water main, broken hydrant, loss of service, etc.) please call:
The 24 hr emergency number 250-420-1700
An operator will respond and do their best to resolve the issue. This number is for system emergencies only. For water system problems within your residence, please call a plumber.
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Last edited: Wed, January 04, 2023 - 1:50:22