The Corporation of the District of Tofino PRESS RELEASE ___________________________________________________________________
2012-February-08 For Immediate Release
DISTRICT OF TOFINO WATER QUALITY UPDATE
District of Tofino staff determined that the Close Creek system was the cause of increased turbidity following the rain events in early January 2012. As a result, the Close Creek system was isolated and taken off-line in order to maintain acceptable turbidity levels throughout the remainder of the water distribution system.
The District of Tofino’s project engineer was recently on site to examine the Close Creek system. With low turbidity readings at Close Creek, declining storage at the Bay Street reservoir day by day, and increased water demand at the fish processing plant, the Engineer recommended that the system be brought back online on Friday, February 1, 2012.
The District has again isolated (closed-off) the Close Creek system yesterday in expectation of the potential heavy rains commencing Thursday, February 9, 2012. This will allow District staff to monitor the situation at Close Creek for turbidity while ensuring the rest of the distribution system operates as usual.
It is anticipated that a detailed report including a professional assessment of the Close Creek system and recommendations from the District’s engineer will be included in the forthcoming Council agenda on 14 February 2012.
Press release issued 8:30am, Wednesday, February 8, 2012. -30-
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