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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.


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.


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.


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

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