Major upgrade starts for Killiney Beach water system

Residents along Winchester Road will be the first affected as construction takes place weekdays

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is doing upgrades to the Killiney Beach water system.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is doing upgrades to the Killiney Beach water system.

Crews are about to break ground on a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Killiney Beach water system.

As weather allows until next spring, about three kilometres of aging water main will be replaced with new pipe along five roads in the upper area of the system which serves more than 280 connections.

Residents along Winchester Road will be the first affected as construction takes place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting Monday.

“With construction projects of this magnitude, residents and motorists in affected areas may experience some minor inconveniences,” said Bruce Smith, Regional District of Central Okanagan communications officer.

“Obey flag people and signage that you encounter along roads in the area during construction.”

Updated information about the projects and construction schedules can be found at regionaldistrict.com/waterprojects.

The new water main, along with construction of a replacement reservoir and new control building, received $1.9 million in senior government funding.

Construction on the Hope Creek reservoir replacement and Winchester control building, along with improvements to the Westshore Estates water system, is scheduled to start next spring running through the fall of 2017.  The Westshore project is estimated at $1.3 million with an $870,000 contribution from the Community Works Fund Gas Tax program.

“When complete, customers on the two water systems will benefit from improved water quality and storage and fire protection while the improvements will help to reduce interruptions during power outages,” said Smith.