DRINKING WATER UPDATES & INFORMATION

2017

May 2017 - Water Conditioning Project Update

March 24, 2017 - Water Conditioning Project Update

2016

March 10, 2016 - Drinking Water Quality

March 11, 2016 - Drinking Water Quality Additional Points

March 11, 2016 - Water Quality Sampling Area

March 14, 2016 - Drink Water Backgrounder

March 15, 2016 - Drinking Water Update

March 17, 2016 - Frequently Asked Questions

March 17, 2016 - Drinking Water Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

March 18, 2016 - Response to Open Letter from Mayor Richman

March 30, 2016 - Drinking Water Test Results

April 6, 2016 - Memo from VCH's Medical Health Officer to Pemberton Doctors

April 8, 2016 - Letter to Families from School District No. 48

April 16, 2016 - Q & A from Drinking Water Town Hall Meeting & Community Forum

April 21, 2016 - Memo from the Chief Medical Health Officer

May 6, 2016 - Media Release: Village of Pemberton Approves the Implementation of Water Conditioning

July 18, 2016 - Water Treatment Update

DRINKING WATER TOWN HALL MEETING MATERIALS

Town Hall Meeting Storyboards

Who Governs Your Water Flowchart (7.5 MG)

Town Hall Meeting Audio Recording (this will take you to SoundCloud)

Drinking Water Graphic Timeline

Town Hall Meeting Graphic Recording

WATER PH

The current Village of Pemberton water falls within the acceptable levels for pH as established by the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality (GCDWQ). 

The following are excerpts from Health Canada Website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/ph/index-eng.php and are meant to provide a very brief overview of PH levels in our drinking water.

There are no specific health effects on which to base limits for the pH of drinking water. The main purpose in controlling pH is to produce water in which corrosion and incrustation are minimized. These processes, which can cause considerable damage to the water supply system, result from complex interactions between pH and other parameters such as dissolved solids, dissolved gases, hardness, alkalinity and temperature.

GROUNDWATER PROTECTION PLAN

The Village of Pemberton operates a wellfield to extract water from an aquifer for potable water supply. The wellfield consists of two primary wells and a backup well used in emergency purposes that supplies the Village of Pemberton and Pemberton North Water System (PNWS).

The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority issues the Permit to Operate the water system and has required that the Village prepare a Groundwater Protection Plan for their review as a condition of the Permit.