2011 Water Quality Report
The 2011 Water Quality Report has been produced to meet the requirement for water suppliers to produce an annual report on water quality as per the Drinking Water Protection Act and as described in the Water Quality Monitoring and Reporting Plan for the GVRD and Member Municipalities. This report contains summaries of data as well as graphical representation of the data to highlight any water quality concerns within the City of Port Moody.
Ioco Road Rechlorination Facility
The Ioco Road rechlorination facility became operational in February 2008. The facility ensures drinking water supplied to the lower North Shore area (350-block and up of Ioco Road, Sentinel Hill, Pleasantside, etc.) contains enough disinfectant to adequately reduce or eliminate bacterial re-growth in the distribution system. A chlorine 'boost' is necessary in order to ensure chlorination levels in this area are kept within the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
The City of Port Moody flushes its dead end water mains on a quarterly, rotational basis. Dead ends are sections of our distribution system that do not promote the proper circulation of water. Flushing removes stagnant water and sediment from pipes. Flushing also allows the water to be exchanged, thereby raising the level of available chlorine.
This procedure causes pressure fluctuations, some discolouration and sediment in the water reaching your home or business. These conditions should be of short duration and will not pose a health hazard. If your water appears discoloured, run a cold water tap until the water clears. City staff will try to minimize any inconvenience.
Scheduled watermain flushing is carried out during the spring and fall. Watch for the ads in the Tri-City News announcing watermain flushing in your area.
For more information regarding services provided by the Operations Division contact the Works Yard at 604.469.4574 or email us.