Falcon Ridge


Annual Drinking Water Information

January 2021 - We are working with Interior Health to validate some of the treatment equipment installed for the Falcon Ridge water system. This is the current status of the water quality in terms of the drinking water quality objectives.  This is interm information which we will update once we are confident in our validations.

Falcon Ridge





Inactivation of Viruses



Inactivation of Giardia



Inactivation of Cryptosporidium

Partial Compliant*


2 treatment processes

Partial Compliant*


Less than 1 NTU



Zero Coliforms and E.coli



*The RDCO is still validating the water treatment equipment and occasionally the UV Disinfection is not effective during high source water turbidity events.   During this time the system would be non-compliant with regard to having two water treatment processes and the inactivation of Cryptosporidium.

Size and number of connections

The system services approximately 60 active connections and 55 parcels in the service area.


The system is located approximately 8 km east of Kelowna, BC on Hawk Road, Falcon Ridge Crescent, and Peregrine Road near Highway 33 within Joe Rich and Central Okanagan East Electoral Area.


The Falcon Ridge Water System is sourced from Mission Creek.

System Description

The Falcon Ridge Water System was constructed in 1989, has one reservoir and pressure zone. See Service Area Map for more information. The water system utilizes a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, which allows for remote system monitoring.


The method of treatment is chlorine disinfection. The water system does not currently meet all Canadian Standard Drinking Water Guidelines; however, improvements are planned for 2018 to meet all Interior Health objectives.

Water Quality Advisories (link to advisories page) are occasionally issued during high turbidity events, sometimes caused by spring freshet or other disturbances in the source water.


The water system includes the following reservoir:

  • Falcon Ridge Reservoir – 550 m3 dual cell concrete reservoir.

Distribution system

The system includes approximately 3,400 metres of watermain.

Plans for Future Upgrades

Reservoir expansion, UV disinfection, and filtration are planned in 2018 to improve water quality and storage.  View Current Construction Upgrade Information


The water system is owned and operated by the RDCO.

Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@rdco.com
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)