Electoral Area D
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) and Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), two watershed organizations based in the Interior region of B.C., have sent a letter to the new federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Hon. Bernadette Jordan, to express their ongoing concern about the threat of aquatic invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels and call for more action from the federal government. See more at the link below.
After 10 years with minimal increases for the operation and maintenance of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s 10 water systems, the cost to users in eight water systems will be going up in 2020.
A public tender was issued earlier this year for the contract to operate and maintain the water systems. In November, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board accepted the lowest bid from Interior Utility Management at a cost of approximately $2.3 million. The CSRD received two valid bids on the proposal.