Water Systems

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The Regional District administers six water distribution systems. These vary in size with the smallest system encompassing eight properties and the largest system encompassing over 500 properties. See table below.

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News  

End of Precautionary Water Quality Advisory
A precautionary water quality advisory has been rescinded on Thursday, August 25th for Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water system customers.   View News Release

Stage 2 Water Restrictions Return

Starting June 16th, customers of the six RDCO water systems are reminded that Stage 2 outdoor watering restrictions begin.  Each year from June 16th through September 15th, unless other resstrictions are in place, outdoor watering is restricted to two days a week, based on whether you have an even or odd number street address.  There are also restrictions when people can water on their alloted day, depending on whether they have an automated or manual system.  View News Release

Water System Flushing

Until the end of June, RDCO Environmental Services staff will be flushing water mains on the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates water systems.  Roadside notice boards will be in place to advise when they are working in a specific area.  Customers may notice a slight variation in water pressure and discolouration in their water when this work is being done.  View News Release

Boil Water Notice Rescinded for Star Place Customers

On Friday, May 13th a Boil Water Notice was rescinded for customers of the Star Place water system. Turbidity and water quality in the source water has returned to normal and is again within Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.  View News Release

Spring edition of Water Talk Newsletter

RDCO water system customers should receive a copy of the latest edition of our Water Talk newsletter with the first quarter invoice.

This edition provides information about a number of grant-leveraged Capital Funding projects for two North Westside water systems; Options for water shut off/start up for seasonal customers and information about the convenient and easy to use online Water Rate Estimator.   You'll also find information about our year-round water restrictions and some tips for customers to help save water outside their homes. View Newsletter

Funding for Improving Killiney Beach Water System

Joint funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Small Communities Fund will result in improvements to the aging Killiney Beach Water System.  The Government of Canada and BC Government will each contribute up to $950,333 to this project.  The Regional District is responsible for all remaining costs of the project estimated at a total of $2,851,000.  View Complete News Release

Preliminary Water System Design Funded 

The Regional Board has approved the addition of $50,000 to the first quarter Capital spending program.  The funds which were budgeted in 2014 but not used, will go toward the preliminary design of major improvement projects for the Killiney Beach Water System.  The Regional District intends to apply for senior govenrment funding to assist with the cost of constructing these improvements for the aging system.  View Report.

 

 

The regulations for the management of the water distribution systems and the terms and conditions under which water services may be provided are set out in Bylaw 1370.  User Fees and Asset Renewal Fees vary according to the number of users and the maintenance required for each particular system.  A Consumption based water billing rate is in effect.   View Rate Structure Information.  Effective January 1, 2016 new consumption rates and user fees came into effect for each water system.  Link to Water Rate Estimator tool

The bylaws are provided for convenience only and are not to be considered the legal document. Please consult the official version of the bylaws to ensure accuracy.

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Emergency Water Contacts

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm - 250-469-6241.

  • After Hours/Stat Holiday Emergencies Only - 250-868-5299.

Water Customers should direct Billing Inquiries to the Regional District Finance Department at 250-469-6239 or by email.

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 RDCO Water Systems (Spring 2016)

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Water System (click on name for pdf map)

# of Customer Connections 
(approx.)

Falcon Ridge  (water source - Mission Creek, Well - sodium hypo-chlorite injection disinfection)

55

Killiney Beach (water source - Okanagan Lake - sodium hypo-chlorite injection disinfection)

283

Dietrich/Star Place/Trepanier (water source - Trepanier Creek - sodium hypo-chlorite injection disinfection - treatment by filtration)

8

Westshore (water source - Okanagan Lake - sodium hypo-chlorite injection disinfection)

263

Sunset Ranch (water source - Groundwater well - sodium hypo-chlorite injection disinfection)

249

Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun 
(water source - Groundwater well - sodium hypo-chlorite injection disinfection)

90

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Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)