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

June 9, 2022: beginning immediately, the water being delivered to all three water zones in the Town of Gibsons will be chlorinated, while maintenance work and flushing of our water system is underway. In addition to a slight change in the taste, your water may appear to be cloudy or may contain some bubbles; these changes have no associated health risks.  The maintenance work is expected to be complete by mid-July, with updates posted here as necessary. We appreciate your understanding.

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.