In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, with funding provided under the New Building Canada Fund's Small Communities Fund, the City of West Kelowna will be upgrading the Horizon Village Lift Station in 2016 to meet future capacities and to provide backup power and emergency storage.
The existing lift station was constructed in the mid 1990s; and, due to extreme growth rates in the community, the facility is presently serving a population of 2,200, which is a far greater number than the original design anticipated. Within the next 10 to 20 years, the population of the area to be served by the Horizon Village Lift Station is anticipated to grow to an estimated 3,000. The lift station upgrades have been designed to handle this growth.
A large drainage corridor and retention area are located in the same location as the lift station and will be upgraded at the same time to reduce the risk of heavy runoff into the Faulkner Creek area, which is located below the lift station.
The City of West Kelowna anticipates that construction will be completed with little or no impact to current users in the spring, summer and fall of 2016:
Location: Horizon Drive, above Faulkner Creek, between Horizon Lane and Westview Way
Cost: $1.43 million (est.), with two-thirds of the costs covered by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund