There are five community sewer systems in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George. Residents on the systems are responsible for the costs of the system construction, operation and maintenance.
Bendixon Community Sewer
Constructed in 2006, this sewer services 19 area residence and consists of a septic tank and effluent pump (STEP) connection at each residence and sewage discharge to a lagoon treatment system. The liquid waste is removed by a spray irrigation system to forested land and is occasionally treated to meet discharge standards. Before discharge, there are treatment performance objectives that need to be met that are done with routine monitoring.
Buckhorn Community Sewer
Along with serving 28 residences, this sewer also services a volunteer fire hall and an elementary school and consists of a STEP connection at each residence and sewage discharge to a lagoon treatment system. Currently, there is no spray irrigation operation.
Tabor Lake Community Sewer
The Sons of Norway Strata subdivision and nearby residents is serviced by the Tabor Lake Community Sewer Treatment and Disposal System and is owned and maintained by the strata corporation. It consists of a storage lagoon and facultative treatment lagoon, with discharge of the treated liquid waste by spray irrigation into a hay field. Before discharge, there are treatment performance objectives that need to be met that are done with routine monitoring. Sometimes, the discharge is treated by chlorine as required.
Summit Lake Sewer
Completed in 2010, the Summit Lake Sewer is a community sewer system that serves residents of the Adams and Talus Road areas. This system consists of two separate designs with a STEP system that is connected to a multi-cell lagoon treatment system for Adams Road, in addition to a septic tank that is pumped out and brought to the treatment system for Talus Road. The liquid waste is discharged to the approved wetland.
West Lake Sewer
Completed in 2007, the West Lake Sewer system was built as a request for West Lake Estate residents to serve 23 residences, this was achieved through a BC Community Water Improvement Program Grant that helped fund the project. The system is a septic tank effluent pump that is connected to a multi-cell facultative lagoon treatment system. The liquid waste is discharged by spray to a forested area.