Sani-dump site needed locally

Summerland has a municipal campsite on Peach Orchard Road without any sewer hook-ups. Where are these campers going to dump their waste?

Dear Editor:

Summerland has a municipal campsite on Peach Orchard Road without any sewer hook-ups. Where are these campers going to dump their waste? Drive all the way to Penticton? Not a great way to attract tourists to Summerland.

There is also free RV parking next to the badminton building on Prairie Valley Road. Where are they going to dump their waste?

There is a great forestry campsite on the Summerland-Princeton Road not too far out of town. Where are they going to dump their waste?

Soon you will have people dumping their waste in some ditch somewhere or maybe in the creek running through the campsite.

Why don’t you hire a couple of students or seniors for the summer months (May to October) to monitor the sani-dump and charge dumpers a fee of $5 which would pay for the employees and secure the site so you don’t have illegal dumping.

Even if you only opened it daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. when most people are travelling, it would be better than nothing.

If it’s the site that isn’t any good, then open one in town. You have the Chamber of Commerce, the land behind Petro Canada, the land beside the badminton building, etc.

I am sure if you put your thinking caps on you could come up with a location that might even draw tourists into town.

I would think that part of attracting tourists into town would be supplying services, not sending them to Canadian Tire in Penticton so they can dump and shop there.

And it’s not just the tourists who need a sani-dump.

You actually might have Summerland citizens who need to dump their RV waste.

If we can go to Penticton to dump then the RCMP could have come from Penticton to Summerland instead of spending huge money on a new RCMP building.

Alice Steenbergen



Just Posted

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

B.C. Wildfire Service responding to Cawston area fire

A Thursday afternoon thunderstorm is suspected to be the cause of a wildfire near Cawston

RDOS board investigates using Penticton admin building

Regional elected officials voted to have new board look at feasibility of a joint admin building

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Okanagan

Possible rainfall rates of up to 25 milimetres in one hour.

Penticton Art Gallery auction ranges from the iconic to the obscure

The Penticton Art Gallery is holding it’s largest fundraiser of the year June 28.

Humans locked in for love at Kelowna Shelter

BC SPCA Lock-In for Love hopes to raise $25,000

Fireworks and fires over a half-metre banned Friday in Kamloops centre

B.C. Wildfire Service banning to category 2 and 3 fires in Kamloops Fire Centre at noon Friday

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Large B.C. tree dies after possible poisoning

Police and District investigate after large chestnut tree’s rapid decline

Rural Oliver cannabis production facility gets go ahead

RDOS directors voted to allow a variance permit for a rural Oliver medical cannabis facility

Canucks release 2018-19 season schedule

Vancouver to face Calgary Flames on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for home opener

VIDEO: Luxury Home and Design Show opens with Italian flare

Event set to run Friday to Sunday at BC Place in Vancouver

Small new charge on BC Hydro bills goes toward new crisis fund

The new fund aims to help customers who find themselves in financial emergencies

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

Most Read