Well and Septic Installation Project at NRC Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is proposing to install a water well and septic system at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, located approximately 20 km south of Penticton, British Columbia. Project works will include site preparation, drilling of a well followed by excavation, installation of septic system infrastructure and backfilling. The water well and septic system are required to support an increase in employees at this work location. The project area is within a fenced, previously disturbed operational area.

Latest update

March 15, 2024 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 15, 2024
1 Well and Septic Installation Project at Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) - Public Comments Invited - February 14, 2024


National Research Council Canada Le Conseil national de recherches du Canada
717 White Lake Road
Kaleden, British Columbia V0H 1K0
Email: NRC.ImpactAssessment-Evaluationdimpact.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    National Research Council Canada
  • Authorities

    • National Research Council of 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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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