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PEACHLAND WATER FILLING STATION
The District has made a water filling station available at the Community Centre for use by residents currently affected by the Water Quality Advisory instituted on the Trepanier Creek water system. The supplied water originates from the new Peachland Creek Water Treatment Plant where the source water is treated through floatation, filtration, UV light and chlorine disinfection. The water station is provided at no charge to residents and can be used to fill any size of container, up to and including 20L water jugs. It is accessible through the Recreation Department entrance at the Community Centre (4450 6th St) during normal office hours. (Monday-Thursday 8am - 8pm, Fridays 8am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm, Closed on Saturdays). If attending the site, please ensure all COVID safety protocols are followed (health check, mask required while inside the building, appropriate distancing, hand sanitization, etc).
There is limited source-water protection in the community watershed, and seasonal variability in colour and turbidity. The District operates and maintains the water treatment system and has invested heavily in disinfection and monitoring systems to ensure the water delivered to you is safe to drink. Specially trained certified water distribution system operators make sure the system is maintained and operated properly. Monthly water quality reports are sent to the local health authority and the local Health Officer regularly samples the water supply to both audit the District's performance and add another layer of control over the safety of the water supply.
The District is committed to finding ways to improve the protection of our source water through better regulation of the many activities occurring within the crown land watershed. Reducing the likelihood of source-water contamination through regulation of watershed activities adds another barrier to the multi-barrier approach to public health protection and enhances the safety of our water supply.
DRINKING WATER FOR EVERYONE
At this link... Drinking Water for Everyone there are all the current water advisories in an interactive map, educational videos about what an Advisory means, and how the water systems work in your community. Drinking water should be accessible to everyone. One way to improve accessibility is to post about water advisories online and to educate our communities.