(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

RCMP, firefighters rally in support for health care workers in Kelowna

Pandosy Street was packed with supporters Saturday night

Two people sent to hospital after Penticton Fire Department extinguish house fire

The fire was reported just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening on Duncan Avenue

Stay away from landfills, Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen urges

Residents urged to use curbside collection services, stockpile recyclables during COVID-19 pandemic

Interior Health officials outline pandemic response in virtual town hall

Kelowna-Lake County MLA Norm Letnick moderates digital discussion, Q&A with Interior Health leadership

WATCH: Penticton boy celebrates birthday, from a distance

Lucas Lemke celebrated his 11th birthday while practising social distancing

B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada, and there’s a few reasons why

British Columbia was one of the first to see rise in COVID-19 cases, and has also switched up testing

WATCH: Okanagan producer treats neighbours to live music from safe distance

Neighbours practiced social distancing as Jeff Johnson played songs from his front steps

Sewers stitch masks to free up supplies for front-line health-care workers

“We have little old ladies sewing up a storm,” said Joan Davis

Experts weigh in on best handling of groceries during COVID-19 pandemic

Study suggests the virus can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic

COVID-19 world update: Enforceable quarantine in NYC?; France orders 1 billion masks

Spain warns EU’s future at stake; New York governor calls Trump’s idea ‘federal declaration of war

Earth Hour 2020 kicks off online Saturday night

Action moves online due to COVID-19

Okanagan woman baking for those in need amid COVID-19

Vernon’s Crystal Hedlund launched a GoFundMe page to generate funds for baking materials

Okanagan distillery hands out thousands of sanitizer bottles, needs help in COVID-19 fight

Okanagan Springs is donating hand sanitizer to help fill COVID-induced shortages

B.C. COVID-19 cases rise 92 to 884, one more death, 81 in care

Outbreak action underway in 12 long-term care homes

Most Read