In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, with funding provided under the New Building Canada Fund's Small Communities Fund, the City of West Kelowna upgraded the Horizon Village Lift Station in 2016 and 2017 to meet future capacities and to provide backup power and emergency storage.
The previous lift station was constructed in the mid 1990s; and, due to extreme growth rates in the community, the facility was serving a far greater number of households than the original design anticipated. Within the next 10 to 20 years, the population of the area to be served by the Horizon Village Lift Station is anticipated to grow to an estimated 3,000. The lift station upgrades were designed to handle this growth.
A large drainage corridor and retention area, located in the same location as the lift station, were upgraded at the same time to reduce the risk of heavy runoff into the Faulkner Creek area, which is located below the lift station.
Location: Horizon Drive, above Faulkner Creek, between Horizon Lane and Westview Way
Cost: $1.43 million (est.), with two-thirds of the costs covered by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia under the New Building Canada Fund - Small Communities Fund