Holland Creek Sewer System

The Regional District of East Kootenay is gearing up for its regular maintenance work on the Holland Creek (includes Lakeview Meadows) sanitary sewer mains to remove settled and accumulated material.
This maintenance is scheduled for September 12 and September 13, 2017.
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.

A bubbling and/or vacuum effect may be noticed in your drains and toilets due to this maintenance flushing. It is recommended to keep all toilet seats closed and cover any floor drains. 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
nthies@rdek.bc.ca  or 1-250-342-0063

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

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Last edited: Tue, September 05, 2017 - 3:19:05