(File photo)

Sewer service planned for South Okanagan community of Kaleden

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen plans to extend Okanagan Falls system into Kaleden

A bylaw to create a Kaleden extension to the Okanagan Fall sewer service has passed first three readings at the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.

The bylaw readings were approved at the Feb. 20 board meeting.

Included in the bylaw is an authorization to borrow up to $4,040,000 for the construction of the sewer system extension.

In a report to the board, Gillian Cramm, legislative services coordinator and Liisa Bloomfield, manager of engineering with the regional district, said the extension is needed to replace existing septic systems in Okanagan Falls with a sewage collection system.

READ ALSO: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen budget nearly $58 million

READ ALSO: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen applies for funds for composting facility

“Current septic systems can have potential detrimental impacts upon the Okanagan watershed, including increasing nutrients and pathogens entering the lake leading to possible algae blooms, biological contamination, potable water concerns and impacts upon recreational uses,” the report states. “Without the elimination of the existing septic system, these impacts may arise in the future.”

The treatment plant in Okanagan Falls has the capacity for Kaleden and Skaha Estates to connect to the system.

The total cost of the sewer system is estimated at $10 million.

With grant funding of roughly $6 million from the New Building Canada II fund, the one-third balance will need to be covered by those in the service area.

A parcel tax of roughly $1,500 annually per parcel will be required for debt servicing, the report states.

The predesign for the extension is expected to be completed by the end of February.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Invasive mussel monitoring stations detect 10 boats

Boats were headed to Okanagan and Thompson regions

City of Revelstoke adding new full-time social development position

The current coordinator is a part-time contractor

COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan Correctional Centre, involves 3 staff

Three staff involved in possible exposure, health officials say

COVID-19: Ups and downs of businesses reopening in Revelstoke

Continued pandemic restrictions changing dynamics in Revelstoke

Fatality after early morning crash on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

The incident was between a semi truck and passenger vehicle

578 British Columbians currently infected with COVID-19

Seventy-eight new cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Man who drove into music festival crowd sentenced to 14 months in jail

Several people seriously hurt during event held near Princeton

Conservation seizes fawn illegally kept captive in Vancouver Island home

A Comox Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play

Downtown instrument destroyed, but public project is not over

Pandemic could be driving more parents to get on board with flu shot: study

University of B.C. study gauges willingness for parents to vaccinate children for influenza

Salmon Arm’s first Bitcoin ATM installed in mall

The kiosk will allow people to buy cryptocurrency or sell it for cash.

Summerland mayor asks for community conversation on racism

Incidents in July prompt calls for dialogue

Westside wildfire human caused

Blaze started as a house fire and spread to the bush

COVID-19: Ups and downs of businesses reopening in Revelstoke

Continued pandemic restrictions changing dynamics in Revelstoke

Most Read