Jim Edgson

Jim Edgson

New reservoir adds more storage

About 700 customers of the Killiney Beach utility have a brand new reservoir

A major improvement to a North Westside Road water system is now completed.

About 700 customers of the Killiney Beach utility have a brand new reservoir, which adds 300,000 litres of additional water storage to the existing 76,000-litre reservoir.

As well, the $580,000 project saw more than 300 meters of new water mains installed and minor improvements made to the system’s remote online monitoring and control system.

“The expansion of the Udell Reservoir and new water main construction will solve a number of nagging issues for customers of the Killiney Beach system,” said Robert Hobson, Regional District of Central Okanagan chairperson.

“The additional water storage capacity will satisfy short and long term water supply requirements and the new mains allow an alternative option for providing water for fire protection.”

The regional district received a $400,000 grant from the provincial government for the project.

“The B.C. government recognizes it can be challenging for local governments to cover the cost of important infrastructure projects in their community,” said Ben Stewart, Westside-Kelowna MLA.

This project will provide greater operational efficiency and a higher water quality – all of which is essential to the ongoing health and well-being of British Columbians in the Central Okanagan region.”