Westshore Estates

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Annual Drinking Water Information

Large Systems Annual report

Size and number of connections

The system services approximately 260 active connections and 520 parcels in the service area.

Location

The system is located on the west side of Okanagan Lake approximately 10 km north of Fintry, BC, within Central Okanagan West Electoral Area.

Source

The Westshore Estates Water System is sourced from Okanagan Lake.

System Description

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.

Treatment

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:

Objective Status
Inactivation of viruses Compliant                 
Inactivation of Giardia Compliant
Inactivation of Cryptosporidium Non-Complaint
2 Treatment Processes Non-Compliant
Less than 1 NTU Compliant
Coliforms and E. Coli Compliant

Water Quality Advisories are occasionally issued during high turbidity events, sometimes caused by spring freshet or other disturbances in the source water.

Storage

The water system includes the following reservoirs:

  • Mountain Reservoir – 510 m3 dual cell concrete reservoir; and
  • Upper Reservoir – 1,100 m3 dualcell concrete reservoir.

Distribution system

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.

Governance

The water system is owned and operated by the RDCO.

 

 
 
 
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)