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Water Quality Reporting

The City produces an annual Water Quality report, which is required by the Drinking Water Protection Act. The report typically summarizes water quality data, events affected the City’s water distribution system, and plans for system upgrades and additions. Previous reports are listed here.

Fire Hydrant(Port Moody's Water Distribution SystemPort Moody’s Water Distribution System

The City receives its water supply from Metro Vancouver’s Seymour Lake and Coquitlam Lake reservoirs, where it is treated and chlorinated before being transmitted to Port Moody’s boundaries by Metro Vancouver. From there, the City’s distribution system delivers clean, safe drinking water to homes and businesses throughout Port Moody.

The City of Port Moody supplies drinking water to residential, industrial, commercial and institutional customers within City limits. In 2015 the City purchased and distributed just over 5.2 million cubic meters of treated drinking water from Metro Vancouver.

The table below provides a snapshot of the City’s water distribution assets.

 Asset  Total Number
 Total Length of Water Mains  120 kms
 Fire Hydrants  599
 Pump Stations  3
 Reservoirs  3
 Pressure Reducing Valves  15
 Rechlorination Stations  1
 Total Value of Assets as of December 31, 2012  $19,648,129

The City relies on its system of pump stations and reservoirs to provide water from Metro’s Coquitlam Lake reservoir to the north half of the City, including Noons Creek, Heritage Mountain, and the North Shore. The southern half of the City, including College Park, Glenayre, Seaview and Moody Centre are fed by gravity systems and may receive a mix of Metro’s Seymour Lake and Coquitlam Lake sources.

In 2005, the City identified the need for additional chlorination of the North Shore area. A stand-alone, secondary rechlorination facility was identified as the best solution. The Ioco Road Rechlorination Station became operational in early 2008. This facility ensures that chlorination levels are kept within the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines in the Pleasantside, April Road, and Ioco areas.

Water Distribution System Maintenance

The City performs several key maintenance activities that may temporarily affect the water distribution system. These activities help to keep water mains and reservoirs clean, and include:

  • Water Main Flushing
    • Flushing may result in temporary discoloration and sedimentation of drinking water. Flushing removes stagnant water and sediment from the City system, and helps to reduce requirements for chlorination. Scheduled water main flushing occurs during the warmer months. Watch local <paper>, the City website, and <social media> for flushing notifications.
  • Hydrant Maintenance
    • Hydrant maintenance occurs year-round, and may result in temporary discoloration and sedimentation of drinking water. Hydrants are maintained in accordance with regulations to make sure they are ready to use for firefighting.
  • Reservoir Cleaning
    • Reservoirs are cleaned on a scheduled annual cycle. Temporary discolouration and sedimentation may appear in areas surrounding reservoirs. Watch local <paper>, the City website, and <social media> for reservoir cleaning notifications.

For more information regarding services provided by Port Moody Public Works contact the Works Yard at 604.469.4574 or email us.

Quick links - gold

  • 2017 Water Quality Report
  • Cross Connection Control Process Hazard Types 

    Additional resources - gold

  • Health Canada
  • Ministry of Health 
  • Metro Vancouver 
  • Healthlink BC 
  • Last updated: 13/06/2018 2:04:05 PM