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Builk Water Station - January 2013

 
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 Bulk Water Station - Site Plan

The District of West Kelowna provides an affordable option to efficiently supply large volumes of residential and commercial water through a Bulk Water Station at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads.

Contractors - who would normally apply for a permit to obtain bulk water from a municipal hydrant - are encouraged to use the station as an alternative to reduce risks of backflow in the water supply system.

FEES

The bulk water rate will be $0.82 per cubic metre.

In addition, residential customers will be charged a one-time fee of $25 and commercial and non-resident customers will be charged $50 to set up an account and obtain a pin number.

Staff took several factors into consideration when establishing the fees, including:

  • Existing water rates for other customers in the District of West Kelowna;
  • Rates charged at similar facilities in nearby jurisdictions; and,
  • The costs of designing the site, purchasing the appropriate station and account administration.

Council adopted the fee structure at the February 26, 2013 meeting.

BULK WATER STATION PROCESS

The following is a time line regarding the development of the Bulk Water Station (BWS) at Shannon Lake and Asquith Roads:

  • May 8, 2012: Council approved the BWS and the location;
    • To view the report to Council, please click here.
  • July 2012: Staff prepared the terms of reference, request for qualified bidders and request for proposals.
  • July 24 to August 8, 2012: A request for qualified bidders was posted on BCBid.
  • August 30 to September 13, 2012: A request for proposals was posted on BCBid.
  • September 28, 2012: Requests for proposals were reviewed by District of West Kelowna staff.
  • October 1 to 25, 2012: A site plan and engineered drawings were created.
  • October 26 to November 1, 2012: Boulevard Transportation Group conducted site plan reviews.
  • November 2, 2012: Municipal staff met with the BWS supplier.
  • January 8, 2013: BWS was delivered to the municipality.
  • January 2013: BWS installed.
  • February 26, 2013: Council adopted fee structure.
  • March 14, 2013: Station commissioned.
  • April/May 2013: Landscaping, curb installation and paving occurred.
  • May 2013: BWS opened.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments regarding the bulk water station, please contact the District of West Kelowna's Engineering Services Department at:

Phone Icon 778-797-8840
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

 

Last updated: 10/4/2013 3:51:21 PM