- UV Disinfection Facility - The main focus for works carried out in 2016 related to completion of the new ultra violet disinfection facility. BMID will be utilizing the UV disinfection in addition to chlorination as required by Interior Health Authority. The project is currently being commissioned for operation and includes the tie-in to the existing in-service distribution main system.
- A New Well - (Well No. 6) was drilled and commissioned to supplement the flows and increase capacity to the separated system in the Scotty Creek area. This project includes upgrades to the existing Well, including renewal of the existing pump, motor and riser pipe. A new building for electrical and instrumentation will be built. The new building will also house chlorine injection to provide water disinfection and will prevent re-growth within the distribution system mains using ground water.
- Hwy 97 Widening - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced a $55 million project that includes urban widening and intersection improvements of HWY 97 from Highway 33 to Edwards Road, including realignment of Finns and Rutland Road. In conjunction with the project currently under construction, BMID entered into an agreement to have all existing AC mains in the project area replaced by PVC mains. Some of the existing mains will be upsized for increased capacity.
- Water Treatment Plant Upgrades - Black Mountain Irrigation District retained CTQ Consultants Ltd. to prepare Preliminary Concepts Report for the Winterization and Capacity Improvements of the existing Water Treatment Plant (WTP).
The main objective was to develop a concept design solution which will allow the WTP to operate during the winter months when the temperature is below freezing.
BMID also plans to add an additional sedimentation clarifier and rapid mix flocculation tank to the existing WTP. These upgrades will help facilitate the projected increase in water demand from future growth and high usage during summer months.
The Board of Trustees approved both projects to proceed to the detailed design phase which is currently underway.