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Some residents in the Upper Glenrosa area of the District of West Kelowna had requested that water services be extended to provide potable water to their properties.

The only practical, long term solution to providing a municipal water supply to these properties would have been to expand the service area boundaries of the existing Westbank Water Service Area.

Based on preliminary studies, an extension of the water network to serve the subject area would involve the design and construction of:

  • 2 new reservoirs;
  • 3 new booster (pump) stations; and,
  • Associated water supply and distribution mains.

The total estimated cost of these works would be approximately $15.4 million (in 2011 dollars). This represented a cost of approximately $93,300 per property, for each of the existing 165 upper Glenrosa properties that would benefit from the expansion. It is usual for the benefitting property owners to fund these types of works; however, in some instances a portion of the costs are covered by applicable grant programs from other levels of government, if available. Currently no large scale infrastructure programs are accepting applications for such projects.

As an alternative to any major capital improvement, a residential and commercial bulk water station, located at the corner of Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads, was commission in 2013. For more information, please click here to go to the Bulk Water Station webpage.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments regarding Upper Glenrosa water study findings, please contact the District of West Kelowna's Engineering Services Department at:

Phone Icon 778-797-8840
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

Last updated: 1/31/2013 3:42:12 PM