The water supply for the WFN IR #9 water system includes a main Okanagan Lake pump station, chlorinator, deep lake intake, two booster stations, and four linked reservoirs with a total storage volume of approx. 10,000,000 liters. The water distribution system comprises 30 kilometers of various sized water mains, ranging from 100mm dia. to 600 mm dia. and nine PRV (pressure reducing) stations.
The IR #10 water system includes a main Okanagan Lake pump station, chlorinator, deep intake, a booster / re-chlorination station and three3 linked reservoirs with a total storage volume of 4,300,000 liters. The water distribution system comprises 8.25 kilometers of various sized water mains ranging from 100 mm dia to 600mm dia.
WFN uses deep water intakes in Okanagan Lake to supply its water systems. The water from these depths provides excellent quality that meets or exceeds Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines in every aspect. In addition, WFN applies primary disinfection by way of chlorination.
To monitor water quality, water samples are collected weekly and tested at WFN's in-house lab for acceptable bacteriological quality. Additionally, as a quality control measure to verify the in-house testing, water samples are also sent monthly to an outside independent lab to provide a comparative assessment. WFN Utilities works cooperatively with Health Canada to maintain safe and potable water for the community.
The collection system on IR #9 includes 1.5 km of sewer mains and three lift stations. The collection system on IR #10 includes 6.5 km of sewer main, one lift station, and an equalization tank.
Sewer treatment services are provided through a servicing agreement with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
WFN Utilities staff are fully certified and accredited through the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) and British Columbia Water and Wastewater Assoc. (BCWWA). The operators range in certification from Level I Water Distribution Operators to Level III Water Distributor Operators. The two water systems have a facility classification of level II and III. The Utilities staff are also certified in waste water collection. The certifications range from a level I to level II for waste water collection.
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