The City of West Kelowna's East Boundary Lift Station Project is due to be completed in 2017 at a total cost of $1,135,630.50. Thanks to funding under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, $648,437, will be covered by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The City of West Kelowna's portion of funding will be covered through reserves and development cost charges, since some of the project will account for growth.
Why Upgrade the Lift Station?
The City of West Kelowna's Sanitary Sewer Utility Master Plan recommended that the East Boundary Sewer Lift Station be modernized due to its age of more than 20 years and its lack of emergency back up systems.
East Boundary Lift Station was originally completed in 1993 and replacement parts are becoming more difficult to find. Furthermore, the station is serving a population far greater than the original design intended and high use is causing rapid wear and tear on the two existing pumps. A third pump needs to be added to meet peak demands and keep the lift station equipment running properly.
A backup power system will also be added to ensure that the station continues to function in the event of an extended power failure, or emergency such as a forest fire.
Who Will Benefit from the Project?
The East Boundary Road Lift Station serves approximately 3,500 properties in Boucherie Centre, Rose Valley, West Kelowna Estates and the West Kelowna Business Park in the central and northwest sections of the City of West Kelowna including:
300 light industrial and commercial businesses
West Kelowna Municipal Hall
The city's current utilities building and future works yard site
Two arenas, including the 1,500 seat Royal LePage Place
Three major sports fields
Interior Health's Brookhaven Extended Care Facility for seniors
Mount Boucherie Secondary, Constable Neil Bruce Middle and three other public schools
Fire Hall No. 33 on Westlake Road
What Are the Project's Timelines?
Final design will be completed in spring 2017, followed by an Invitation to Tender. Construction is expected to start in late spring or early summer and be completed by early to mid-fall 2017.
Need More Information?
To learn more about the East Boundary Lift Station project, please contact the Engineering Department at 778-797-8840.