Note from the SLRD to Pemberton North Water System Users: Please see below for an update from the Village of Pemberton regarding its Water Conditioning Project.
UPDATE: 2:30 pm Tuesday September 5, 2017
The watermain has now been repaired and water service has been restored. We reccommend flushing the water before using.
The damaged road surface will be repaired over the next few days. We will update when we know more details.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ed Witwicki, SLRD Senior Engineering Technologist at (604) 698 6041
UPDATE: 3:45 pm Monday, September 4, 2017
Public Notice Bralorne Water System
Flushing of water system – in response to pump failure earlier this week
Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - BETWEEN 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The failure of the water pump caused the reservoir and the distribution pipes to empty. The refilling of the pipes caused loosening of the hard water scaling on the interior of the pipes as well as stirring up any sediment that was inside the pipes. To bring the water quality back up to par, staff will be flushing the water system this afternoon and early evening.
Please be advised that the SLRD would like all residents of the local Water System to exercise good water conservation practices. The water restrictions currently in place will be EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1, 2017. These practices are imperative to preserve the water supply by reducing high water demands during the summer months. Please respect this water conservation notice and adhere to the permitted times for sprinkling and irrigation.
Please limit your use of water for sprinkling and irrigation to the following times:
UPDATE - 9:41 pm Monday, June 5, 2017
With the help of the electrician from the Mine, power has been temporarily restored to the water pump in Bralorne and the system is back online. The distribution pipes should now be full and residents should have full water pressure. The reservoir is filling again, but this is a slow process; the SLRD respectfully asks that residents conserve their water use for the next 24 hours to ensure the reservoir fills as quickly as possible - this is imperative in case of a fire.
WATER CONSERVATION NOTICE: ELEVATED TO LEVEL TWO PEMBERTON NORTH WATER SYSTEM
Residents are advised that Level Two Water Restrictions are now in effect.
Level Two restrictions allow:
The Village of Pemberton recently advised that it plans to begin implementation of its water conditioning project during the week of May 8 - 12, 2017.
The objective of the project is to adjust the pH and alkalinity to make the water less corrosive, while meeting the Aesthetic Objectives of the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines (aesthetic objectives relate to factors that may impact the taste, smell or colour of water but do not cause adverse health effects.)
Last week (April 3 - 8, 2017), the SLRD replaced the biofilter for the Britannia Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant.
A biofilter controls odour from the foul air streams caused by the wastewater plant.
All the old composted bark screenings were replaced with fresh bark mulch.
Annual maintenance and weekly inspections will prolong the life of the biofilter, and ensure that only fresh air comes from the wastewater treatment plant from now on.
Thanks to Kalen Heidenreich of Adler Construction, the contractor on this project.
Yesterday, in Squamish, the provincial and federal governments announced $1,657,020 in funding from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund to replace the Pinecrest Estates Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The grant represents 83% of the total eligible project costs.
The Village of Pemberton has shared the following update about the Water Conditioning Project. This will affect the water supply that services Village of Pemberton properties, as well as residents of Pemberton North who are serviced by the Pemberton North Water System.
(The SLRD purchases water from the Village of Pemberton for the Pemberton North Water System. Approximately 160 connections in Area C are served by the Pemberton North Water System. See the map below.)