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Public Comments Invited

September 18, 2020

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada must determine whether the proposed Summerland Irrigation Infrastructure Rehabilitation project located at the Summerland Research and Development Centre in Summerland, BC. is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online].  For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by October 18, 2020 to:

Daryl Nazar

300-2010-12 th.  Avenue 

Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0M3

Email: daryl.nazar@canada.ca

 

The Proposed Project

The existing irrigation system at the Summerland Research and Development Centre is 70-100 years old. The current system has reached the end of its expected life cycle and is experiencing failures to isolation valves and pressure reducing valves, as well as having significant leaks in the system. A feasibility study was completed in spring of 2020 and recommended replacing the underground pipe network with new steel and PVC pipe networks and provide new pressure relief valves and filtration stations. In total there is approximately 16.5 km of pipeline to be installed.

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