Windermere Water Upgrade & East Side Lake Windermere Project

Project News

Windermere Water Upgrade & East Side Lake Windermere Project is underway.  There are various components to the project, including:

  • Purchase of Parr Utilities’ assets
  • Connecting the Windermere townsite water system to the existing Parr water system
  • Modifying the Water Treatment Plant’s SCADA system to work with the RDEK’s existing network
  • Fire hydrant and watermain upgrades in the Windermere townsite area

If you have questions about the project, please contact Elizabeth Ahlgren, RDEK Project Supervisor, at or by phone (250) 489-2791 / toll free 1-888-478-7335 (BC & Alberta).

July 12, 2018: New Timeline Being Worked On

The RDEK received approval last week on how to deal with the historical trail that exists on the property with the Parr Utility water treatment plant.   The RDEK is currently reviewing the timeline to set a new purchase closing date and we hope to know more within the next few weeks.  We will continue to keep you updated as we get that next piece figured out.

May 2018: Project Delayed
Link to News Release

May 2018: East Side Fees and Regulation Bylaw
At their May meeting, the RDEK Board of Directors adopted the East Side Lake Windermere Water Fees and Regulation bylaw.  See our Water System Servicing Fee Bylaws page for the most up to date Fees bylaws.

March 2018: Gas Tax Strategic Priority Fund grant approved
News Release - Windermere Water Upgrade Project Receives $6 million in funding
"The Province of BC has just announced the projects approved for funding through the Federal Gas Tax Fund and the Windermere Water Project has received $6 million in funding.
Today’s announcement will have a huge impact on the Windermere Water Upgrade project. RDEK Chair Rob Gay and Vice Chair Wendy Booth will now begin working with staff to determine how the funds will be used to complete critical infrastructure upgrades and reduce the overall tax impact for property owners on the Windermere Water Upgrade project.
To see all projects funded through this intake, visit:
We will provide the community with more detailed information once we have more specifics on how this amazing news will impact the project; however, we wanted to share this information with you right away as it has JUST been announced."

February 2018: Engineering Contract Awarded
At their February meeting, the RDEK Board of Directors awarded the engineering services contract for the Windermere Water Upgrade Project to WSP Canada Inc.

October 2017: Community Vote
Final Voting Results - Windermere Water Upgrade / East Side Lake Windermere Service
Windermere Water Upgrade: YES 117  / NO 34
East Side Lake Windermere Water Service Establishment:  YES 162 / NO 36
These results have now been declared official by the Chief Election Officer.


Background Information

Last edited: Thu, July 12, 2018 - 9:28:12