Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sewer extension set for Landing

by Richard Rolke - Vernon Morning Star posted Apr 15, 2016 at 1:00 AM
Sewer lines could ultimately snake their way deeper into Okanagan Landing. The City of Vernon will pursue a federal/provincial grant to extend the sewer service into four areas of the Landing. “There are 1,000 homes in the city not on sewer and this would go a long way to addressing this situation,” said Coun. Juliette Cunningham of the grant. The total project cost for the 3.7 kilometres of pipe is $3.7 million and the city would also have to contribute funds if the government grant is approved. “Funding from the New Building Canada Fund-Small Communities Fund would lower the overall cost of servicing these neighbourhoods, and improve the likelihood of future local service area type sanitary sewer extensions to these priority areas,” said Greg Thompson, municipal technician, in a memo. “If the city’s application for funding is successful, the intent would be to pursue local area service projects for these neighbourhoods concurrent with the proposed grant project.” The areas being targeted by the city for sewer extension include the Claremont subdivision, Cameo Road, Crosby Road and Dallas Road. The lack of sewer has been a concern for many residents since Okanagan Landing joined the city in 1993.

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