Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Water quality advisory continues - Duteau Creek.

The sad fact is that as long as the water demand exceeds the capacity of the treatment plant (160 mega liters/day) this problem will stay with us. It's an interesting principle: we treat about two thirds of our water to potable quality and then mix in a third of the water that is only chlorinated. So now the domestic customers and the agricultural crops are all using the mixed water. Anyway, it only cost us $30 million. It almost fulfills the expectation revealed here. For additional information on the Duteau treatment plant click on more.

Have faith, we'll get there some day! It will only take a few more $$$$$$$$.



Anonymous said...

Sad but necessary until we can achieve agricultural separation?

Or should we just fuggedaboutit and dig deep to build that filtration plant?

Coldstreamer said...

Building the filtration plant without separation is a waste of money. The same situation we are experiencing now would happen when demand exceeds plant capacity. The filtration plant would filter the water our current plant is producing. If the demand is up to what it is now we would have to mix treated with untreated water.

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