Council approves new water system

City Council has approved the purchase of a bulk water dispensing system that will be installed adjacent to the existing sani-station at the Stampede Grounds.

  • Jun. 28, 2011 6:00 a.m.

City Council has approved the purchase of a bulk water dispensing system that will be installed adjacent to the existing sani-station at the Stampede Grounds.

Council, which approved the purchase at last week’s city council meeting, also directed staff to bring forward the appropriate amending bylaws for consideration.

In the summer of 2010, while the City of Williams Lake was surrounded by wildfire, it became apparent to municipal services that the City required a method for bulk water haulers to be able to have access to a water source to fill their large-volume potable water tanks 24 hours every day.

Currently the bulk water haulers are filling their trucks free of charge and many are utilizing the sani-station at the Stampede Grounds.

With this new station, haulers will have to prepay for the water they are delivering, not unlike many other communities in the province.

Staff is proposing that the sani-station be restricted to the filling of recreational vehicles only, and that all bulk water haulers be required to utilize the new bulk water station.