- Sept. 16 - Stage 2 outdoor irrigation continues - view news release
- Water Quality Advisory removed - September 13, 2021
Partial water fee relief due to wildfire - September 9, 2021
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
Northern View Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) replacement
- From June 15 and for the next couple of months, customers near the Northern View PRV in the area of Westshore Road and Northern View Drive will notice construction as we replace the again valve and associated water main. Work is scheduled weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Minor pressure fluctuations, noise and dust may be experienced during construction. Advance notice of any service disruption will be provided. View more details
Annual Drinking Water Information
Size and number of connections
The system services approximately 279 active connections and 520 parcels in the service area.
The system is located on the west side of Okanagan Lake approximately 10 km north of Fintry, BC, within Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.
The Westshore Estates Water System is sourced from Okanagan Lake.
The Westshore Estates Water System was constructed in the mid 1970’s and is divided into multiple pressure zones including two reservoirs and two 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 does not currently meet all Canadian Standard Drinking Water Guidelines; however, improvements are planned in the next few years to meet all Interior Health objectives.
The water system currently has sufficient contact time for bacteria and virus inactivation and 3 log inactivation of Giardia to all connections. The following table outlines the water system’s current status of meeting Interior Health’s Drinking Water Objectives:
|Inactivation of viruses
|Inactivation of Giardia
|Inactivation of Cryptosporidium
|2 Treatment Processes
|Less than 1 NTU
|Coliforms and E. Coli
Water Quality Advisories are occasionally issued during high turbidity events, sometimes caused by spring freshet or other disturbances in the source water.
The water system includes the following reservoirs:
- Mountain Reservoir – 510 m3 dual cell concrete reservoir; and
- Upper Reservoir – 1,100 m3 dualcell concrete reservoir.
The system includes approximately 14,000 metres of watermain and two pump stations.
Plans for Future Upgrades
UV disinfection is planned to improve water quality.
The water system is owned and operated by the RDCO.