Current/Recent Projects

  • UV Disinfection Facility - BMID recently completed construction and commissioned the Gord Ivans UV Facility.  The District now utilizes Ultra-Violet disinfection in addition to chlorination, as recommended by Interior Health Authority.   The project included the installation of UV Reactors and included the tie-in to the existing in-service distribution mains.

  • Weston Road 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 included upgrades to the existing Well, including renewal of the existing pump, motor and riser pipe. A new building for electrical and instrumentation has been 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 recently completed a $55 million project that included 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, BMID entered into an agreement to have all existing Asbestos-Concrete (AC) mains in the project area replaced by PVC mains.  Some of the existing mains were upsized for increased capacity.

  • Water Treatment Plant Upgrades - BMID retained CTQ Consultants Ltd. to prepare a 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 anticipated increase in water demand from future growth and high usage during summer months. 
  • PRV Upgrades - BMID has been upgrading various Pressure Regulating Valve Stations to eliminate the need for Confined Space entry, per WorkSafe BC guidelines.  This is an ongoing project. 
  • Dam Safety Upgrades - BMID undergoes regular Dam Safety Reviews for our numerous dams in the watershed.  The DSR identifies any upgrades or maintenance items that are required.  Various projects are underway as per the regulatory requirements. 

    The Board of Trustees has approved all projects noted above.  The Capital Plan (for new BMID projects) is currently under review, adding new projects as required to meet the District's future needs. 

For WATER EMERGENCIES after hours, call 250-868-5737.

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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

The BMID Administration Office has now re-opened to the public. 

Public safety measures in place:  

  • Enhanced daily cleaning/disinfection of high traffic and high touch areas 
  • Hand sanitizer readily available to visitors 
  • Plexiglass barriers installed at customer service points  
  • Physical distancing signage
  • Visitors limited to three at a time in the office lobby.

Ratepayers are asked not to make non-essential visits to the Office and are encouraged to make their payments in the following ways whenever possible:  

  •  Make payments online through their financial institution.  Payments can also be made in person at your bank if you provide your bill stub. 
  •  Mail a cheque, or drop off a cheque through our mail slot.
  •  Please do not put cash through the mail slot.
  •  Pre-Authorized payment forms are available on our website (see tab, Forms & Guidelines)

BMID Administration Staff will continue to answer your calls from 8:00am–4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Individual appointments can be arranged for development issues.

If you have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, we ask that you call our office at  250-765-5169 to discuss payment arrangements.  Smaller, more frequent payments are readily accepted. 

Penalties have been waived for the first and second quarters through to June 30 to assist our customers financially. 

All outstanding balances are still due and payable in full.  As we are a not-for-profit organization, all revenue from water billing is required to maintain the cash flow for this essential service.

Thank you for your understanding.

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