The Thompson-Nicola Regional District will be asking the province to reimburse it for about $16,500 in costs around this year’s flooding.
Emergency services supervisor Jason Tomlin said Wednesday most of the expense — about $10,000 — was from putting up gabion baskets to keep flood waters at bay in Savona.
The TNRD also did some sandbagging around critical infrastructure in Pritchard. And municipalities within the TNRD also did some protection work against the early summer floodwaters.
The TNRD is absorbing the cost of about $6,000 in staff time that can’t be claimed because it was done during regular hours. Tomlin said only overtime is considered for reimbursement when it comes to staff costs.
The regional district didn’t face a lot of flood-related problems, unlike neighbouring Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, which experienced major flooding and road washouts, particularly around Sicamous.