Shuswap Lake Utilities provides potable water to Shuswap Lake Estates & surrounding area of the community of Blind Bay. Shuswap Lake Utilities draws raw water from the Blind Bay basin portion of Shuswap Lake and treats this water in accordance with the guidelines and conditions of the Provincial Drinking Water Act and related regulations put in place by the Regional District Health Authority including permits and licensing requirements. This activity is monitored by the Interior Health Authority’s Drinking Water Officer.
Water System Overview:
Shuswap Lake Estates has a robust system of pumps, treatment facilities and storage reservoirs, including sufficient storage to be used in the case of emergencies such as fire fighting. These systems are operated by trained and licensed personnel.
Sewer Treatment at Shuswap Lake Estates: Shuswap Lake Estates has a modern sub-surface aerated lagoon wastewater treatment facility. It consists of 3 lagoons all supplied with pressurized air; Lagoon 1 is a smaller pre-treatment lagoon designed to breakup the solids, and Lagoons 2 & 3 are larger lagoons which are further baffled for increased compartmentalization and efficiency and finally a fourth man made large storage pond.
A detailed description of the SLE sewage treatment system (Word doc) can be downloaded at the following link:
Sewage Treatment at Shuswap Lake Estates
A copy of the annual water system report (PDF) can be downloaded at the following link:
Shuswap Lake Estates Water Distribution Annual Report 2013