Bulk water station opens in West Kelowna

A new supply of potable water is now available with the commissioning of a filling station at Asquith and Shannon Lake Roads.

  • May. 17, 2013 5:00 p.m.

A new supply of potable water is now available in the District of West Kelowna with the commissioning of a filling station at Asquith and Shannon Lake Roads.

The bulk water station gives residents and commercial operators the ability to fill tanks and bottles at a cost of 82 cents per cubic metre. A minimum charge of $5 per fill will apply.

Users may contact the district’s utility billing department at 778-797-8850 to set up an account and obtain a pin code that will enable them to access the stations.

Residents will be charged a one time administration fee of $25 to cover the cost of setting up the account and issuing and activating a code. Residents will be required to confirm West Kelowna residency to receive the residential rate. A $50 startup fee will apply to commercial and non-resident customers.

Now that the station is operational, all contractors who previously applied for a permit to obtain bulk water from a municipal hydrant are encouraged to use the new station.

This will eliminate instances of back flow in the water supply system, which can potentially occur when filling from municipal hydrants.

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