Chlorination

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, 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.

Notice of Chlorination

August 2020: Currently, watermains are being replaced at Arbutus Reach and Prowse Road. As a precautionary measure, the Town will chlorinate our water system while we do this work. As a result, there may be a slight change in the taste or odour of the water being delivered in Zones 1 and 2. We expect this maintenance work will be complete in mid to late August.