Other Sewer Systems and Liquid Waste Mgnt Plans
Sewer Feasibility Studies:
Gallagher Lake Community
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) undertook a study to assess options for the provision of sanitary services to the Gallagher Lake area. Gallagher Lake is a small community within the RDOS located approximately five kilometers north of the Town of Oliver.
Sawmill Road Community
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkemeen undertook this study to update the 20-year-old Waste Management Plan and to identify and investigate various options available for implementation of a sewage collection system for the Sawmill Road area, just south of the Town of Oliver.
Liquid Waste Management Plans are encouraged by the Ministries of Environment and Health, especially upon on-site treatment and disposal systems, to investigate existing circumstances, research viable alternative finally (with public input) to recommend the most financially, socially, and environmentally acceptable solution.
2011 Gallagher Lake & Vaseux Lake Area Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP)
A liquid waste managment plan (LWMP) was initiated for the areas of Gallagher Lake, east Vaseux Lake, south Vaseux Lake and the properties in between.
The Gallagher Lake area can be characterized as a tourist oriented community as there are a large number of camp sites and recreational amenities near a small lake. The area is about 54 hectares in size and consists of approximately 136 mobile homes, 90 campsites, 10 single family homes and a few industrial and commercial buildings. A Waste Management Plan (WMP) undertaken in 1987 - 88 presented options for providing sanitary sewage service and treatment to this area. Four different servicing scenarios were considered with estimated lifecycle and capital cost included for each. The LWMP amendment will revisit the past options and include new scenarios.
The Vaseux Lake area will also be included within the LWMP amendment. Vaseux Lake is a popular destination for adventurers and wildlife viewers and in recent years, there has been increasing concern over population from septic systems along the shore. With the new treatment plant in the south part of Okanagan Falls soon to be operational (2012), additional opportunities for sewering areas further to the south exist, such as residents along Vaseux Lake.
September 13, 2011 Open House for Gallgher Lake & Vaseux Lake Area LWMP Amendment
The information meeting provided an overview of the options identified for the management of liquid waste for the Gallagher Lake and Vaseux Lakes areas.
To view the storyboards presented at the Open House, click link.
2010 Okanagan Falls Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) Amendment:
This LWMP includes the communities of Okanagan Falls, Kaleden and Skaha Estates.
Click here to learn more about the Okanagan Falls LWMP Amendment.
2009 Electoral Area ‘F’ Amendment (Greata Ranch)
This LWMP involves the area known as 'Greata Ranch' and the chosen wastewater disposal option of constructing a sewer pipeline from the Greata Ranch area to the Summerland sewer system.
For additional details on all the options looked at, Stage 1 and 2 report is available for reading.