Sorrento Water System

The Sorrento Water System is located on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 25 kilometres west of Salmon Arm and 75 kilometres east of Kamloops, in Electoral Area C (South Shuswap).

The water system draws water from Shuswap Lake and treats it using ultraviolet disinfection and chlorination. The system also has emergency backup power and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) which provides full remote monitoring capabilities. View the Sorrento Water System Newsletters.

Expansion Opportunities

A public meeting was held May 7, 2019 to examine the possible addition of Mackenzie, Ewart and Kyte Roads to the Sorrento Water System. The project involves looking at options and getting all engineering work completed to be ready for a future grant application. A PowerPoint presentation was presented at the meeting to outline the project and provide more information. View the Sorrento Water System PowerPoint (PDF).

Costs of Connection For Properties Outside Water Service Area

Water PipesReserve Contribution: 10 times the current year Parcel Tax rate. (For example, if the annual parcel tax rate equals $532, it would equate to a $5,320 contribution to connect.) A Public Assent process must also take place prior to a property connecting to the Sorrento Water System in order to include that property into the Water Service Area. Connection Fee: $2,000 per property

Costs of Connection For Properties Within Existing Water Service Area

Please note this represents a standard installation that does not require any added engineering or infrastructure costs. Connection Fee: $2,000 per property

Annual Water System Fees

The annual parcel tax and user fee amounts are set by the Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw Number 5819. View the Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw Number 5819.

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