Faulder

Good news for Faulder Water

  • Posted on: 1 August 2017
  • By: Michael Brydon

Well, that only took a decade! Great news nonetheless:

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has received approval from the Interior Health Authority to rescind both the Water Quality Advisory for uranium (issued August, 2007) and the Water Quality Advisory for commissioning the new system (issued February 14, 2017). As this is a new treatment system the potential for subsequent advisories exists, however the system is currently showing consistent acceptable results for bacteriological quality and uranium removal. We will continue to monitor all aspects of the system closely.

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Faulder Water System April 2017 update

  • Posted on: 24 April 2017
  • By: Michael Brydon

From RDOS Public Works:

Currently we have one uranium removal canister online. The results are very promising as our uranium levels to date have all been below the maximum allowable. Our bacterial results have also been good.  We will be brining on a second canister next week. After some monitoring and as long as the results follow the current trend we will discuss removal of the water advisory with the IHA.

 

The issue at this point is that the operator of the public water system (RDOS Public Works) has to convince the regulator (Interior Health) that the system is safe.  This requires some time to collect sufficient data.

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Motocross in Meadow Valley

  • Posted on: 11 July 2016
  • By: Michael Brydon
Update 3 November: The RDOS has received a detailed legal review of this situation and has concluded that a motocross track DOES violate the RDOS's existing AG3 zoning bylaw.  The owner has been advised of this.

The RDOS has received numerous complaints about the construction of a motocross track on Agricultural Land Reserve farmland in Meadow Valley.

The RDOS generally has very limited control over what people do on their own land.  However, there are two existing bylaws that are relevant in this situation and a new bylaw that will be relevant in the future:

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