Liquid Waste Management

Next public engagement opportunity:

Thursday, July 19th from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Kemball Memorial building 2nd floor. Subsequent to discussion of the ‘SSA#1 response package’, the meeting will be opened up for general questions, answers, and discussion amongst any of the attendees.

Stage 3 Bulletin                       Q&A Document  RESPONSE (2018.06.21)        Other Documents
RESPONSE 2019.07.13
STAGE 3 DRAFT REPORT (not yet approved/ endorsed by Council)

The Village of Kaslo embarked on the preparation of a LWMP five years ago, starting with Stage 1 in 2013. An Open House was held last July (2017) to update the community.  Significant progress by Committees, Council and consulting engineers has been made, with the third and final stage now nearing completion.  The outcomes of the Stage 3 Report will be presented to the public and key stakeholders in the coming months (May to July, 2018), with the intent of submission to the Provincial authorities by September, 2018.  The LWMP is a critical strategy to help the Village address specific solutions for liquid waste management (sanitary sewer) especially with the following objectives in mind: Growth Management; Protection of Public Health; Protection of the Environment; and to meet or exceed Regulatory Requirements.  Respecting community objectives and public consultation is integral to a credible LWMP. 

Note on public engagement:  this is a very important piece of the process.  While the LWMP is ongoing, you can submit inquiries or information to the Village or its consultants at any time - you don't have to wait for an open house or public meeting.  Send your feedback,clearly referencing "LWMP Feedback" to and it will be passed on to True Consulting.

What is a Liquid Waste Management Plan?

Liquid waste management plans allow municipalities to develop community-specific solutions for wastewater management that meet or exceed existing regulations.

Final plans are approved by the Minister of Environment only after sufficient public and stakeholder consultation has taken place.

Review the following guidelines to learn more about the planning process and what it includes:

Guidelines for Preparing Liquid Waste Management Plans (PDF)


On November 26th 2013, the Village of Kaslo formally adopted Stage 1 of its Liquid Waste Management Plan.  (8MB PDF file)

The second stage, refining and selecting a principal option, was completed in February 2017:  Stage 2 of Liquid Waste Management Plan (DRAFT)

On the Village's request, the Province approved the merging of stages 2 and 3 of the LWMP summer 2017.


During Stage 2, it became clear that a financial, bylaw and policy strategy of some scale was required to go along with and, in places,be incorporated in the LWMP beyond the normally expected levels in other jurisdictions.  This was due to the unique way that Specified Sewer Area #1 was created in the 1990s.  The report that resulted from work on this issue is here:

Sewer and Rate Restructure Report (Fred Banham Associates)

Other Documents

UBCM Announcement of sewer expansion funding for 60 properties in Lower Kaslo (March 2018)