Rivervale Water Service
June 7, 2021
NOTICE OF REPAIR AND WATER QUALITY ADVISORY
Residents are advised that the RDKB has to suspend water service to all residents on Tuesday June 8, 2021 from 9 am to 2 pm for a significant repair to the system.
For precautionary reasons, the RDKB urges all water users to isolate or turn off any water reliant fixtures and/or equipment to prevent damage. Also, please note that during this period, as there is potential for elevated turbidity levels, a Water Quality Advisory has been issued effective June 8, 2021 until further notice.
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Annual utility billing beginning the week of April 6th 2021
The Beaver Valley Water System provides water treatment, supply, distribution and fire protection to the Village of Fruitvale and a portion of Electoral Area ‘A’ (Rural Fruitvale). (The Village of Fruitvale runs the system but RDKB owns it)
The system receives direct water supply from Kelly Creek and when required, two back-up chlorinated wells. Water is treated at the Treatment Plant via sand filtration and ultra violet system with minimal chlorine added to the water.
The RDKB Utilities Committee meets once a month in order to make decisions with respect to management of the water service and plan to ensure our water needs are sustainable for the future.
2021 - BVWS Newsletter
2020 - BVWS Newsletter
2018 - BVWS Newsletter
2017 - Newsletter
Request Service form
Bylaw 1712 - Beaver Valley Water User Rates and Regulation
Beaver Valley Water Service
Box 370, 1947 Beaver Street
Fruitvale, BC, V0G 1L0
Ph (250) 367-7551
Fax (250) 367-9267
Bylaw 1700 Christina Lake Water Utility Regulation and Rates
Contact Water/Sewer Emergency (8 am to 4:30 pm, M - F)
Call 1 800 355 7352
After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency
Call 250 442-7512 or 250 443 1844
Manager of Infrastructure and Sustainability
Goran Denkovski – 250 368 0227
The Columbia Gardens Industrial Park encompasses approximately 58 acres of land and is located in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), Electoral Area ‘A’, southeast of the City of Trail. Currently, the Industrial Park’s Water System, which is owned and operated by the RDKB, provides potable water to approximately 15 tenants of the industrial park, including businesses related to commercial/industrial recycling activities, metallurgy operations and general light industry.
In 2009/2010, through Gas Tax and federal grant funds, the RDKB completed a major upgrade to the water system that included the following items:
• A new 3.0 Million litre water reservoir, Drilling and commissioning of a secondary water supply well of a new deep well
• Upgrades to the current Pump Station
• Two deep wells and Pump House,
• New dedicated water supply and distribution mains (allowing for sufficient water flows for fire protection and future expansion of industrial activities in the Columbia Gardens)
With the above improvements, the Columbia Gardens Industrial Park is now able to attract new industry opportunities to the region.
2019 - Annual Report
2018 - Annual Report
2017 - Annual Report
Bylaw 1764 Columbia Gardens Rates and Regulation Bylaw
Water/Sewer Emergency (8 am to 4:30 pm, M - F) Call 1 800 355 7352
After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency Call 250 368 1258
Manager of Infrastructure and Sustainability Goran Denkovski – 250 368 0227
The Rivervale Water System currently supplies drinking water to approximately 120 parcels, consisting of about 115 residential properties, and 5 light industrial lots within the unincorporated area of Rivervale (Electoral Area ‘B’).
The original Rivervale Water System was constructed in the early 1950’s, with its primary source of supply being an intake constructed on Hanna Creek. Additional supply sources were obtained from Dean/Durkin and McNally Springs in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Those springs were utilized until the late 1990’s. In 2003, two new wells were drilled in the vicinity of the Hanna Creek infrastructure.
In 2011, the water service transitioned from an Improvement District to an RDKB Local Service Area. Since that time, the RDKB has completed significant upgrades to the system, including SCADA control improvements, treatment building security / electrical upgrades, and recently, the installation of an Online Filtration System to meet current IHA Drinking Water Objectives.
Request Service form
Bylaw 1592 Rivervale Water and Streetlight Rates and Regulation
Water Quality Notices
Since 2011, the RDKB provides daily water treatment plant operational activities and services for the Village of Warfield via an inter-municipal contract agreement. Further information with respect to the Village of Warfield’s Water system can be obtained by contacting the Village of Warfield.
The RDKB and FortisBC is offering our residential water utility customers free water conservation kits on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. The kits include a low-flow showerhead, a kitchen faucent aerator, and a bathroom faucet aerator. These items are easy to install so you can begin saving on your home’s water heating costs right away – saving water, energy and money.
For more information, see:
For the online application, see: