The Regional Board has agreed to provide some partial water fee relief for customers of three systems impacted by White Rock Lake wildfire evacuations.
The Board will consider adopting proposed amendments to the fees and charges bylaws for the Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates and Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun systems at its next meeting September 27. If approved, it’s proposed customers would not have to pay the basic user and consumption fees portion of utility bills from August 1 through September 30
Annual Drinking Water Information
Size and number of connections
The system services approximately 128 active connections and 325 parcels in the service area.
The system is located on the west side of Okanagan Lake in the area surrounding Fintry, BC and is within Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.
The Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System is sourced from two wells.
The Upper Fintry/Shalal Road/Valley of the Sun Water System was constructed in 2012, has multiple pressure zones, two reservoirs, and three pump stations. See Service Area Map for more information. The water system utilizes a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, which allows for remote system monitoring.
The method of treatment is chlorine disinfection. The water system currently meets all Canadian Standard Drinking Water Guidelines and Water Quality Advisories are rarely issued.
The water system includes the following reservoirs:
- Booster Station Reservoir – 245 m3 concrete reservoir; and
- Firwood Reservoir – 1,440 m3 dual cell concrete reservoir.
The system includes approximately 11,600 metres of watermain.
Plans for Future Upgrades
No major upgrades are required or planned at this time.
The water system is owned and operated by the RDCO.