A new septage disposal site in the Elko – Baynes Lake area will erase an extra cost currently on local taxpayers.
This from Area B Director Stan Doehle after the RDEK approved a 30 year land tenure on crown land for the facility.
The 1.5 hectare site is adjacent to Caven Creek Haul Rd. and Baynes Lake Dump Rd. and Doehle says there are no environmental concerns.
An initial site was turned down due to its proximity to an industrial gas compressor station.
Currently, septage waste from the local residents is being trucked to Wasa to be disposed of properly – resulting in a $50 charge to residents.
Doehle says this has led to a major demand for a new facility.
The Rural Director explains they had to get approval from the Agriculture Land Commission, but now that it’s been secure they went ahead with soil testing on site last week and are awaiting results.
Doehle says, if all goes well, it would then simply be a matter of simply digging holes and fencing the property.
He expects the site to be operational in a couple months.
– RDEK Rural B Director Stan Doehle