Well 6, which is located at the west end of Oceanmount Boulevard, was first drilled in summer 2019 as part of the Aquifer Service Expansion project.
Subsequently, testing has shown that this well could be the largest producing of the Town’s wells, at an estimated 1,900 cubic metres per day.
An application for licensing the well has been submitted to the Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD); a license from the Ministry must be issued before a pump may be installed and the well connected to the Town’s water distribution system.
The addition of Well 6 to the Town’s system will enable the Town to provide water to an estimated population of 7,200 (or a population of 6,000, if any of the Town’s other wells was offline for maintenance.)
In future, as the Town of Gibsons’ population gets closer to 7,200, another well (i.e. Well 7) would be drilled and added to the community’s water distribution system.
This would enable the Town to provide water to approximately 10,000 residents, which is projected to be Gibson’s population at full build-out.