Hope planning repairs for East Kawkawa Lake lift station

District public works crews discovered a malfunction on May 17

The waste water lift station at East Kawkawa Lake will soon be repaired following the discovery of a malfunction on May 17 that resulted in the deployment of vacuum trucks to manually remove waste water.

It has been confirmed that an underwater pipe has been damaged in the form of two “kinks” thereby causing a blockage.

“All required provincial environment, health and fisheries organizations have been contacted and at no time has there been any threat to public health or safety,” said chief administrative officer John Fortoloczky.

“In addition, malicious signage was posted claiming the district had closed the lake due to contamination, a matter which is being investigated by the RCMP.”

The district is scheduling repair work to start as early as next week.