Annual Community Water Systems Report for Fraser Lake, British Columbia for the year 2013-2014.
The Village of Fraser Lake water system currently supplies potable drinking water to approx. 1400 residence or about 525 connections, including homes and businesses. Prior to being distributed to town services from open surface water source of Fraser Lake, all water is treated in the Level 3 Water Treatment Plant located at 305 Molywood Drive. The Water Plant currently treats approx 266,000 cubic metres of water per year. The demand on Village treatment system is at its lowest in the winter months, with approx. 517 cubic metres per day and summer being the highest at 1050 cubic metres of demand
The Water Plant treatment process involves raw lake water being pumped into the Water Treatment Plant, through a series of contact chambers and multi-media filtration tanks, that consist of Granular Media filtration and Granulated Carbon media, which in layman's terms, are different layers of sand and gravel that separate turbidity in the water that pathogens can attach themselves to . The filters, paired with calcium chloride injection and finally ultra violet light, support the process in successfully
destroying all pathogens that may have initially entered the water supply.
The Class 3 Water Treatment Plant Facility ( as certified by Provincial regulatory body of the Environmental Operations Control Program [EOCP] ) is operated by two highly qualified full time employees, that also serve in other areas of Public Works operations. One who has already obtained a Levelcl ertification and is working towards their level 3 Water Treatment and level 2 Water Distribution certification and the other who is starting his apprenticeship and will also work towards a Level 3 Water Treatment and Level 2 Water Distribution certification. Constant computer and "hands on" monitoring of plant is achieved through a series of sensors and monitors that assist operators in assuring town and business residence with the best water quality possible.
The Village of Fraser Lake is required by the Northern Health Authority to obtain a water sample from different locations and remit the collected sample to a certified laboratory for bacteriological testing once per week. For a complete listing of bacteriological results, please visit http:/healthspace.ca/nha and select 'water sample results'-' Fraser Lake' and then select 'Fraser Lake CWS'. To date, all monthly (12 per year) bacteriological analysis samples have been returned as having satisfactory quality rating. The annual chemical analysis is readily available to the public at main office, upon request. To view a detailed explanation of the results contained within the annual report please visit http:/www.hcsc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/water-eau/drink-potab/guide/index-eng.php.
On an annual basis, water samples are collected from a designated location, determined by a Northern
Health Authority, and are sent to an accredited and certified laboratory for comprehensive testing to assure all water usage users that a higher than acceptable value is maintained.
On an annual basis, the Public Works Dept., flushes all Water Distribution lines, that supply town residence as a proactive approach to ensuring all Village of Fraser Lake residence of satisfactory water quality. Water Tower Reservoir is inspected bi-annually by certified plant operators, also inspected by a certified inspector for any build up on tank walls. This Inspection is recorded on a DVD and kept on file. To date, the inspections are very satisfactory.
Outside of regular maintenance and repairs, there are no scheduled infrastructure upgrade plans for the summer of 2014.