Sewer Systems

The RDEK manages the sewer systems for residents of Edgewater and Holland Creek (Lakeview Meadows). We do not control or licence in-ground septic facilities.  Anyone with inquiries on these facilities should contact their local Public Health Officer.

System Highlights:

Baltac

The Baltac Sewer Collection System is owned by the RDEK and operated by Windermere Water and Sewer Company. The sewage collected by the Baltac system is treated at Windermere Water and Sewer Company’s sewage treatment lagoons. 

Holland Creek (Lakeview Meadows)

The RDEK collects the sewage, which is then treated at the Kinbasket Sewage Treatment Plant.

Edgewater

The RDEK owns and operates the sewage collection and treatment system in Edgewater.


September 12/16:  Flushing of the Edgewater and Holland Creek Sanitary Sewer System begins soon!

The Regional District of East Kootenay is gearing up for its regular maintenance work on the Edgewater and  Holland Creek (includes Lakeview Meadows) sanitary sewer mains to remove settled and accumulated material.

This maintenance is scheduled for the week of September 26 - 30, 2016.

During this process, the contractor will be setting up their flushing apparatus at each service access (manhole) in the roadway and releasing pressurized water through the sanitary sewer main pipe to remove buildup.

Internal plumbing consists of “P” Traps, which hold a volume of water to prevent sewer gasses from migrating into a home.  During the flushing process, this water could be drawn out of the traps.  For that reason, it is important to refill all plumbing traps by running the water in your sinks and floor drains after the work is complete. This preventative maintenance process is necessary to reduce the potential for a sanitary sewer main backup which could result in damage to property.  The RDEK would like to thank you for your patience during this regular maintenance.

Please note:  We would like to remind those residents with homes on the low pressure sewer system (homes with individual sewer pumps) to please flush plenty of water through your system prior to vacating the home for an extended period of time.  This practice will prevent sewer odour from forming and releasing upon initial use after sitting idle for weeks or months.

For more information on the flushing program, contact:
Norm Thies, RDEK Senior Operator
250-342-0063 or nthies@rdek.bc.ca

 

Last edited: Mon, September 12, 2016 - 11:01:18