CORRECTION: PRRD could potentially take illegal sewer dumpers to court

CORRECTION – The previous picture attached to the story showed Charlie Lake. Energeticcity.ca would like to clarify Nor Vac was not dumping in the lake. The picture has been changed.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For those companies that are illegally dumping sewage where they aren’t supposed to be, they could be facing some pretty stiff consequences.

Shannon Anderson received a report from Aquatec, the PRRD Charlie Lake Sewer Operator, that Nor Vac Services was illegally dumping sewage at the PRRD Charlie Lake Sewer System through a residential connection at 12687 Charlie Lake Frt. Rd.

The company was not meeting the requirements of the Peace River Regional District Charlie Lake Sewer Regulation Bylaw No. 835, 1993, the report said.

The PRRD contacted Nor Vac and according to the PRRD, this is what happened:

“While hand delivering the letter to Ms. Kube of Nor Vac, BEO Erin Price asked if the activity was going to stop. Ms. Kube said Nor Vac would not stop. BEO Price advised Ms. Kube that a report would be going to the September 8, 2016 Regional Board Meeting to request that the PRRD commence legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia to enforce Peace River Regional District Charlie Lake Sewer Regulation Bylaw No. 835, 1993 on the Land.”

A resolution was dated September 1st. It stated:

“THAT if the Discharge Activity does not cease within 5 days of the date of this resolution, that the Peace River Regional District’s solicitors be instructed to commence legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia to enforce Peace River Regional District Charlie Lake Sewer Regulation Bylaw No. 835, 1993 (as amended by Amendment Bylaw No. 2261, 2016).”