Lake Country adopts master water plan

The plan provides a broad assessment of the district’s future water source, treatment and distribution needs

The District of Lake Country has adopted a master water plan which supports growth and recognizes the agricultural role in the community.

The plan provides a broad assessment of the district’s future water source, treatment and distribution needs, and proposes a number of infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years.

“Everyone deserves safe drinking water and the District has the responsibility to provide safe water,” said Greg Buchholz, operations manager.

“The system is in need of renewal because it is old and some infrastructure is starting to fail.  The new plan will save us money in the long run, but only if we make investments in our water system now.”

The plan emphasizes the need to achieve a consistent level of service to all existing customers, full compliance with existing Interior Health Authority policies, adequate capacity to meet the growth needs of the district and proactive management to minimize future risks.

The infrastructure improvements will be paid for through a combination of residential, commercial and agricultural water rates, provincial and federal government grants and development cost charges.

 

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