Irish Creek/Head of the Lake Water System Upgrades

The main Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) community is situated on the shores surrounding the northern most arm of Okanagan lake and within IR #1. OKIB is currently conducting a Water Source Feasibility Study for the Irish Creek/ HOL water system to investigate various options to improve water quality and assess the viability of the different options for water source, treatment, storage and distribution for the community water system. The general approach is outlined below.

Water supply & treatment from Six Mile/Bradley Creek water system . 
•    Interconnected reservoir storage/fire protection. 
•    Abandon existing Irish Creek/ HOL wells. 
•    Water supply & treatment from Six Mile/Bradley Creek water system.  
•    Interconnect Area watermain and potential booster station. 
•    Reservoirs at each system for fire flow.

The entire system will be constructed within OKIB's IR #1 and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's road ROW.


Latest update

Indigenous Services Canada issued it's notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Indigenous Services Canada
Rachelle Ormond, Senior Engineer
Suite 600, 1138 Melville St
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S3
Telephone: 604-363-0081

  • Location

    • Okanagan Indian Band IR1 (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Okanagan Indian Band
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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