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Town of Gibsons and Area Water Update

Town of Gibsons and area water system, reservoir and aquifer update for July 10, 2014

The Town of Gibsons released a statement Thursday, July 10 regarding the water system changes and it notifies residents about the updates, including cleaning and inspections that Town engineers have been making to the system and reservoir. Status of water sources to residents including access to water from the Gibsons aquifer is clarified. The Town thanks everyone for their feedback and for keeping in touch about this issue.

From the Town of Gibsons press release: AQUIFER WATER: Emergency Chlorination was installed at Well #1 (Winn Road and Gower Point) last week allowing us to switch properties in Zone 1 back to Aquifer water. We have now completed the installation of emergency chlorination equipment at Well 3 (in Dougall Park). As of 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, Zone 2 was off SCRD water and back on aquifer water, which is currently being chlorinated. You may experience fluctuations in chlorine levels in your water as we calibrate the chlorination equipment; please bear with us and thank you. STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS: Although we have moved all properties in Zone 1 and 2 back on to Aquifer Water we are only using two of the Town’s three production wells. Well 4 remains offline until Vancouver Coastal Health has determined how much longer Zone 1 and 2 water need to be chlorinated. For this reason it is very important that we follow Stage 3 Water Restrictions to ensure we can meet the demand for drinking water. We really appreciate your patience and cooperation with this. RESERVOIR INSPECTION: Inspection on the Parkland Reservoir has been completed with no obvious signs of the source of the contamination found. Minor improvements have been made and disinfection was finished on Thursday, July 10, in preparation for refilling. We anticipate the reservoir will be filled by Saturday or Sunday at which point final bacteria testing will be conducted. Subject to satisfactory test results the reservoir will be brought back into service.

For questions, please contact Director of Engineering, Dave Newman dnewman@gibsons.ca or 604-741-8370.

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