Chlorination

It is our mandate from Vancouver Coastal Health to provide the safest and best quality of drinking water at all times.

Notice of Chlorination

April 12, 2021: Public Works will begin chlorination of the well water that supplies Zones 1 and 2 today, in tandem with the previously announced unidirectional flushing of key watermains. The chlorination is being undertaken as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our community, and is expected to last approximately 3 weeks. We thank you for your understanding while this work proceeds.

Please refer back to this webpage for future updates.

General Information

The Town of Gibsons is divided into three water zones. While all three zones are primarily serviced by the Gibsons Aquifer, Zone 3 is linked to the SCRD water network, which occasionally supplements the Zone 3 water supply. As a result, Zone 3 water is chlorinated at all times, while the water delivered to Zones 1 and 2 is not normally chlorinated.

Occasionally, the Town must chlorinate the water being delivered to Zones 1 and 2 to protect the health of the community. This usually occurs when work is being done on water mains and there is a risk of impurities entering the water system.

Whenever possible, the Town posts a Notice of Chlorination in local newspapers, on social media and on this webpage in advance of the water chlorination.