RDCO grants water relief to residents affected by White Rock Lake – Okanagan wildfire

Residents of the central Okanagan affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire get financial assistance from the regional district.

This week, the Central Okanagan Regional District (RDCO) said the area council had passed amendments to provide partial relief from water charges.

The changes affect the Killiney Beach, Westshore Estates and Upper Fintry, Shalal Road and Valley of the Sun water systems.

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“With the changes, customers of these water systems do not have to pay the base portion of user and consumption charges on utility bills from August 1 to September 30,” said RDCO.

In addition, the RDCO said that the regional council had also approved the exemption of demolition fees and temporary building permits for residents affected by the fire.

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In addition, council also approved the extension from one to two years of a permit authorizing a recreational vehicle as a temporary dwelling. The recreational vehicle, however, must be on property that is actively under construction after a wildfire.

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