News from Kamloops

August 23, 2012

McArthur Island Sanitary Lift Station Replacement Project

Kamloops, B.C. - The existing McArthur Island sanitary lift station services an area encompassing Batchelor Heights and the North Shore, and is located just north of the Boys and Girls Club. Built in the 1950s, this station is reaching the end of its service life, becoming more inefficient and problematic. The McArthur Island Lift Station Replacement project will construct a completely new energy efficient station complete with new odour control system and landscaping to fit in with the existing park.

This $1.5 million construction project will incorporate high-efficiency pumps and variable frequency drive controls to reduce energy requirements for the new station. As a result, the new station would consume less than half of the energy of the existing station, with an estimated savings of approximately 70,000 kWh in the first year.

As part of the construction process, a small area of McArthur Island Park west of the skate park and north of the Boys and Girls Club will experience some closures. Construction is set to begin on August 27, 2012 and continue into the spring of 2013.

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Media Contact:
Micheal Firlotte, Utility Services Manager
City of Kamloops