Liquid Waste Management Plan

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Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) - Project

Liquid Waste Management in Lake Country:

Have you ever given much thought to what happens after you flush the toilet? Pour something down the sink? Where does all of it go? Who deals with it? To help explain the process check out “What Happens When You Flush – Poop 101.”

Liquid waste in the District of Lake Country is managed through a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) that received Provincial approval in 1998. Storm water, septic systems, sewer collection and treatment are all addressed in a Liquid Waste Management Plan. As Lake Country grows, we need to continue to implement good solutions to serve an expanding population, care for the environment and protect public health.

Why do we need this project?

It's no secret that the District of Lake Country is one of the fastest growing communities in the Province. As new homes are added to the sewer system, capacity of the system becomes less and less, including the capacity of the ground to accept cleaned water. With 3,500 properties on the sewer system, the District is near maximum capacity and our soils will no longer be able to keep up with incoming flows. This means it's necessary to secure another option - soon!

Has work already been done to find a solution?

Over the last decade the District has been working on updating our Liquid Waste Management Plan. The District has undertaken numerous engineering and environmental studies and evaluations, in order to meet Provincial requirements. Now, as ground discharge is nearing maximum capacity, the District is looking for ministry approval for an alternate discharge option. Options that have been analyzed will be presented to the community in the coming weeks.

What are the timelines?

What's next?

This is where we need you - the community to get involved! Here's how:

1. Ask Questions:

  • Take a look at the video "What Happens When You Flush - Poop 101", FAQ's and important dates. This page will be updated regularly so come back often. if you have questions or would like more detail on any part of the LWMP please ask below.

2. Apply to be on the LWMP Public Advisory Committee:

  • As part of the LWMP the District will be putting together a public advisory committee. If you are interested in being part of the committee or finding out more information about the committee email Ruth Sulentich rsulentich@lakecountry.bc.ca. Applications will be accepted until April 1st.

3. Fill in the Survey:

  • Your opinion matters. Beginning April 16th the community will be asked to fill in a survey, please consider participating.

Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) - Project

Liquid Waste Management in Lake Country:

Have you ever given much thought to what happens after you flush the toilet? Pour something down the sink? Where does all of it go? Who deals with it? To help explain the process check out “What Happens When You Flush – Poop 101.”

Liquid waste in the District of Lake Country is managed through a Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) that received Provincial approval in 1998. Storm water, septic systems, sewer collection and treatment are all addressed in a Liquid Waste Management Plan. As Lake Country grows, we need to continue to implement good solutions to serve an expanding population, care for the environment and protect public health.

Why do we need this project?

It's no secret that the District of Lake Country is one of the fastest growing communities in the Province. As new homes are added to the sewer system, capacity of the system becomes less and less, including the capacity of the ground to accept cleaned water. With 3,500 properties on the sewer system, the District is near maximum capacity and our soils will no longer be able to keep up with incoming flows. This means it's necessary to secure another option - soon!

Has work already been done to find a solution?

Over the last decade the District has been working on updating our Liquid Waste Management Plan. The District has undertaken numerous engineering and environmental studies and evaluations, in order to meet Provincial requirements. Now, as ground discharge is nearing maximum capacity, the District is looking for ministry approval for an alternate discharge option. Options that have been analyzed will be presented to the community in the coming weeks.

What are the timelines?

What's next?

This is where we need you - the community to get involved! Here's how:

1. Ask Questions:

  • Take a look at the video "What Happens When You Flush - Poop 101", FAQ's and important dates. This page will be updated regularly so come back often. if you have questions or would like more detail on any part of the LWMP please ask below.

2. Apply to be on the LWMP Public Advisory Committee:

  • As part of the LWMP the District will be putting together a public advisory committee. If you are interested in being part of the committee or finding out more information about the committee email Ruth Sulentich rsulentich@lakecountry.bc.ca. Applications will be accepted until April 1st.

3. Fill in the Survey:

  • Your opinion matters. Beginning April 16th the community will be asked to fill in a survey, please consider participating.

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    What percent of the current plant volume, and anticipated increased volume, comes from the "Hiram Walker" industrial park area and other City of Kelowna properties e.g. manufactured home parks? Is CoK going to contribute a proportionate share of the capital costs to upgrade the sewage treatment plant?

    Keith V. asked 14 days ago

    Thank you for the question. Sanitary sewer services are not provided to the City of Kelowna within the City of Kelowna municipal boundaries, including the Industrial Park along Beaver Lake Road and Jim Bailey Road.

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    Do septic trucks still dump waste from outside of Lake Country? If so why?

    Two Bars asked about 1 month ago

    The District of Lake Country Wastewater Treatment Plant includes a septage receiving facility funded by the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. The septage receiving facility serves as a regional function for communities form Peachland to Lake Country within the Regional District. Septage waste including that generated in Lake Country amounts to only 5% of the overall volume treated at the facility. Septage sludge along with biological sludge resulting from the treatment process (biosolids) are processed at a regional compost facility jointly operated by the City of Kelowna and City of Vernon. The District benefits by being part of the regional composting facility to treat our biosolids producing a safe and highly-effective soil conditioner, known as Ogogrow.