The Village of Burns Lake is seeking to install a new lift station to more efficiently divert and dispose of sewage. (Black Press Media file photo)

7th Ave. sewer upgrade to cost $170,000

The Village of Burns Lake is seeking to build a new lift station to divert sewage since the 7th Ave. station has been in disrepair and not used for several years.

The project is expected to cost $170,000, as Chief Administrative Officer Sheryl Worthing told Lakes District News.

The village applied on the BC Bid website for tenders to demolish the current station and supply and install a new one, including electrical and mechanical components.

“There is no pump station currently in place to service this area,” Worthing said. “All effluent flow from this area is now only gravity fed down hill. The effluent would typically be diverted down Center Street as well as 7th Ave. The effluent is now all discharged down 7th Ave. sewer main. The new lift station will also have grinder pumps which are designed to grind sewage before moving further down the system.”

The rebuild will be financed through the village’s Sewer Capital Fund.

The tender for the project closed on July 12 and it hoped the project will be awarded to the chosen contractor at the July 23 council meeting.

Assuming the tender meets the qualifications, the rebuild should be complete by the fall, Worthing said.

The 7th Ave. lift station scheme was among several projects the former council under mayor Chris Beach postponed until this year.

LOOK BACK: Upgrades to Pioneer Park, sidewalks and lift station postponed


Blair McBride
Multimedia reporter
Send Blair an email
Like Lakes District News on Facebook

Just Posted

Houston homicide suspect remanded in custody

A Houston man accused of the second degree murder of Elija Dumont… Continue reading

William Griffin arrested in Houston homicide

RCMP have now arrested William Griffin, the man wanted in connection to… Continue reading

Police look for suspect in Nov. 10 homicide

Victim identified as Elijah Dumont

B.C. First Nation Chief Ed John faces historic sex charges

John served as minister for children and families under then-premier Ujjah Dosanjh

Man hit, killed by vehicle in Fraser Lake

A man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Fraser… Continue reading

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperative breeding program

B.C. to advocate for frustrated, confused, unhappy cellphone users, says premier

Maple Ridge New Democrat Bob D’Eith to advocate for more affordable and transparent cellphone options

B.C. man who killed Belgian tourist near Boston Bar gets life in prison, no parole until 2042

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

‘Very disrespectful’: B.C. first responder irked by motorists recording collisions on cellphones

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue deputy chief challenges motorists to break the habit

Daily cannabis linked to reduction in opioid use: B.C. researchers

Researchers looked at a group of 1,152 people in Vancouver who reported substance use and chronic pain

Bids down, costs up on Highway 1, B.C. independent contractors say

Rally protests NDP government’s union-only public construction

Members of little people community applaud change to drop ‘midget’ term

‘It’s not about sensitivity,’ says Allan Redford, the president of the Little People of Canada

Little progress in preventing sudden infant deaths since last report: BC Coroner

Coroners panel studied 141 sleep-related sudden infant deaths between 2013 and 2018

Most Read