Cache Creek eyes pressure reduction

Cache Creek has applied to the latest round of BC-Canada infrastructure funding for money to purchase a new water pressure reduction system.

  • Dec. 3, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Cache Creek Council called a special meeting last Thursday in order to pass a resolution allowing staff to apply for a $133,300 grant for a pressure reduction system.

The federal/provincial grant from New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund would cover two-thirds of the $200,000 cost. The last third would be covered by the Village. The Pressure Reduction System project is contingent upon approval of the grant.

“The intent of the system is to equalize the water pressure so it’s the same all over the Village,” said Cache Creek administrator Dan Plamondon.

The system was recommended to the Village last year by former Superintendent of Public Works, Deb Channell.

The system comes as a pre-engineered building which houses the entire system, which is expected to be located on Stage Rd. next to the cemetery.

The system would even out the pressure around Cache Creek and keep a consistent flow from the reservoirs. That would reduce bacterial build up inside the reservoirs and reduce maintance costs for the tanks.

It would also ensure sufficient water pressure to all fire hydrants around town.

“We’ll need it if we’re going to bring on new users,” said Plamondon, such as Lopez Creek area just off Stage Rd.

The $200,000 is expected to cover the costs of design and construction.

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