The Regional District of East Kootenay is celebrating the acquisition of a water treatment plant in Windermere.
RDEK regional supervisor Elizabeth Ahlgren says their purchase of Parr Utilities will be finalized soon.
“The Regional District has been working with the communities to purchase the Parr Utilities water treatment plant. That is officially going to occur at the end of this week.”
Ahlgren says the sale will be great for nearby communities.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to service both the Windermere community, who are on a drinking water advisory right now, as well as providing regional water servicing to the entire area.”
The RDEK will hold an open house at the treatment plant next week to celebrate the purchase which will include a ribbon cutting, tours of the facility and a BBQ.
It happens Monday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the treatment plant.
– Elizabeth Ahlgren – Regional Supervisor, Regional District of East Kootenay