Big Eddy water information session scheduled

A public information meeting on future of the Big Eddy Water Works is being held at the community centre on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.

A map of the existing Big Eddy water system.

Note: This article was updated Friday afternoon with information on how the cost of the work will be divided amongst Big Eddy property owners.

A public information meeting on future of the Big Eddy Water Works is being held later this month.

The City of Revelstoke scheduled the meeting for Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the community centre.

The meeting will include presentations by Interior Health and the city, and a chance for the public to ask questions of staff from both agencies and the Big Eddy Water Works board.

After, property owners will be given petitions they can review and sign if they support the Big Eddy Water Works being taken over by the city.

To establish a local service area for the Big Eddy water district, owners of 50 per cent of the properties representing more than half the land value in the Big Eddy must agree to the take over.

The petition will then go to council, who will vote on establishing the local service area.

The Big Eddy Water Works is in need of $5.6 million in upgrades to bring water quality up to Interior Health standards, and fire flow up to city standards.

In July, the Federal government announced it would provide about $1.9 million towards the project, with the province contributing the same amount and Big Eddy residents expected to pay the rest.

The cost to each property owner will be determined using a levy based on the frontage of each parcel of land, similar to the city’s sewer frontage tax, said Mike Thomas, the city’s director of engineering.

More information on the levy will be provided at the meeting.

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