Westside reservoir gets nod

Regional District of Central Okanagan awards Greyback Construction with reservoir project for Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun

  • Jul. 17, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan board has authorized a contract for construction of a reservoir for part of the North Westside area.

The new reservoir will serve the Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun subdivisions.

“The bid of $736,166, excluding harmonized sales tax, plus a $73,617.70 contingency by Greyback Construction was the lower of six qualified bids received,” said Bruce Smith, regional district communications co-ordinator.

Construction on the 1.4-million litre reservoir for the new water system should be complete by this fall.

“It will for the first time, provide water service to more than 340 properties in the three subdivisions adjacent to North Westside Road,” said Smith.

Currently, residents in those neighbourhoods use wells or have water trucked in to meet their needs.