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Sanitary Sewer System

The Village of Lumby operates the collection and treatment of the wastewater effluent for Lumby according to an Annual Permit administered by the B.C. Ministry of Environment. With this Permit, the Village is authorized to discharge effluent via infiltration lagoons to ground and to Bessette Creek from the Village of Lumby treatment plant subject to the conditions listed in the Permit. As a requirement in the Permit To Operate, the Village maintains the existing groundwater monitoring wells located around the sewage facility where samples are collected and tested according to Permit conditions.

The Village of Lumby's sanitary sewer system includes a sewage collection system, designed predominantly through gravity feed, two lift stations, an aerated lagoon, one facultative lagoon, one storage lagoon, four controlled infiltration basins with under drains and a UV disinfection facility. Presently, a comprehensive Liquid Waste Management Plan is proceeding in Stage 1 of this process, that will set financial and operational direction for the sanitary sewer system for the next 20 years.

Under Conditions of Permit, an annual report is prepared for the B.C. Ministry of Environment and planning is well under way for the eventual Federal Wastewater Regulations that most sewer systems will be monitored by. Please click here for the 2012 Sanitary Sewer Annual report.

Work has begun on an Inflow and Infiltration Study for the sanitary sewer system in Lumby. In 2012 a contract for works was tendered out and awarded for field work to begin with this program in 2013. Part of this evaluation will involve identifying cross-connections within the sewer system by performing smoke testing, dye testing and confirmation by in-line video camera inspections. Expect this work to commence in the spring of 2013 and the areas being tested will be informed through door drop-off literature. 

1775 Glencaird Street
PO Box 430
Lumby, BC V0E 2G0
250.547.2171

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