Septic rates increase

RDCO has approved an amendment to the septic tank effluent and regulation bylaw.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan board has approved an amendment to the septic tank effluent and regulation bylaw.

This will increase the tipping fee for disposing of septic tank waste water at the regional septage facility in Lake Country.

The new rate of $47.27 per cubic meter begins Sunday and will result in the facility being funded entirely through tipping fee revenue.

Since 2008, RDCO septage disposal tipping fees increased two per cent each year to $39.41 in 2014.