Sewage and septic systems may be out of sight but they are not out of mind. The District of Peachland is looking at options and potential costs to install sewers in area neighbourhoods and wants to hear from residents at an open house this September.
The district is in the process of updating the community’s Sewer Phasing Plan to help determine when sewer lines could be installed in certain neighbourhoods. The information will also be used on applications for provincial and federal government grants that will partially fund the sewer projects – funding necessary for any sewer installation to move forward.
The district has gathered critical information on the condition of the community’s septic systems, thanks, in part, to the strong response to a survey sent to homes on septic systems earlier this year. Now, the district is working on the technical assessment to identify any potentially sensitive areas.
This information will be used to update the Sewer Phasing Plan that will be presented at a public information session on Wednesday, September 12 so residents can get a better sense of when sewer might be installed and the overall potential project costs.
“These are big decisions for the district and the homeowner,” says Peachland Mayor Keith Fielding. “That’s why we want to share as much information as possible and get community input on the plan so we can be ready to proceed if and when we receive grant funding to help offset the costs.”
The open house is set for Wednesday, September 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Peachland Community Centre. You’ll be able to learn more about the Sewer Phasing Plan, possible options and overall costs and provide your feedback or ideas.
For more information, please visit www.peachland.ca or contact Public Works at 250-767-2108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org