The Windermere Water System has been under a Water Quality Advisory since 2006. Over the last number of years (see Project Timeline below), there have been a number of discussions on different options to provide treated water to the community.
At their October 2016 meeting, the RDEK Board recommended that the option to purchase Parr Utilities to provide treated water for the Windermere Community Water System Service Area be pursued and the impact to the both Windermere and existing Parr customers be assessed.
Since then, key milestones have been identified and work is underway to compile all the information necessary to present the complete picture to the community and RDEK Board.
• Due Diligence on evaluating Parr assets and purchase price - COMPLETE
• Assessment of service area configuration options - COMPLETE
• Assessment of financial impact to customers
• Elector Assent
Here are some highlights from what’s happened every year since 2011 when the option to purchase bulk water from Parr Utilities was turned down by the community.
We continue to work on the key milestones.
Two parallel referendums are planned for the fall. Details on the public information meetings are being confirmed, but we are aiming for the third week in August and early October.
Update Options report and meet with community to review remaining options. RDEK Board supported pursuing purchase of Parr Utilities and assessing impact to both Windermere and existing Parr customers.
|2015||Reservoir & secondary chlorination construction|
An assessment of the Parr Utilities infrastructure was initiated early in the year. Wells, as a community water source, were also investigated more closely.
Community Consultation and assessment of all options
Community referendum to purchase bulk water from Parr; defeated in June
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