Spallumcheen checks on Vernon taps
The Township of Spallumcheen wonders whether it can hook up part of its community with Greater Vernon water,
Coun. Todd York asked Monday if the township could send an informal request to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee to relay interest in trying to supply water to its light industrial area in the south end of the township.
“Particularly, the west side of Highway 97,” said York.
“I’d like to find about infrastructure, the availability of water both current and for any future intentions for potential use in our light industrial area.
“I’d like to find out where we stand for availabilities from the south side and the north side, and in the future, to try and supply an adequate volume of water to that light industrial area.”
Spallumcheen administrator Greg Betts said there are two options available to the township: it can ask GVAC if it’s prepared to extend water. The other is to put together a strategic direction not just for the light industrial area but all of the township.
“We don’t know details of other options yet and if we that can of worms, there may be conflicts for some councillors to discuss this on a larger scale,” said York, adding his request is just the start of “doing a little groundwork in order to make a clear decision.”
Betts said he would check where things stand with GVAC.
“I believe their policy does not extend to other towns,” he said.
York replied if that was, in fact, the case, that there’s no plans to change the policy on the horizon or no interest at all, he would have his answer.
“We then would have to firm something up elsewhere,” said York. “But our interest in trying to service that industrial area should be a top priority for us.”