Wastewater Systems / Buckhorn Sewer

The Buckhorn Community Sewer System was transferred to the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George from School District #57 in 2004, to accommodate a planned service expansion to 47 Buckhorn area residences.

The sewer system currently services the Buckhorn Elementary School and Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Department building.

Effluent discharge is to Tabor Creek. Routine monitoring occurs prior to discharge to Tabor Creek to ensure that treatment performance objectives are met and creek flows are suitable.

To apply for connection, see the information listed in the Documents section on this page.

Application form to Connect to Buckhorn Sewer ApplicationForConnection.pdf (30 Kb)
Buckhorn Sewer Connection Application Checklist and Process ApplicationChecklist.pdf (13 Kb)
Home Owner Materials Requirements Materials.pdf (54 Kb)
Buckhorn Community Sewer Pipe Specifications Pipe_Specs.pdf (363 Kb)

Please contact the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George at 960-4422

  • Each property owner will be supplied with a low pressure grinder pump at no cost. An information package with instructions for the installation of the tank and pump will be provided to each property owner. An Engineer will be available to inspect the tank installation prior to covering up.
  • The property owner will be responsible for the cost and installation of the following:
    • Removal of existing tank if required
    • Burying the new tank
    • Installation of electrical service from house to pump
    • Installation of sewer line from house to tank, and from tank to property line to connect to the collection main.
    • Do old septic tanks need to be removed?
According to the Northern Interior Health Authority, existing septic tanks can be decommissioned by filling them with gravel. This will prevent settlement of the ground over the tank.
Yes. The new system is a low pressure grinder pump system and your existing 2-stage septic tank is not compatible.
A prepayment option is being considered. Timing of payment and the amount is unknown at this time.