Vancouver Coastal Health has lifted a boil water advisory for Gibsons, but the Town still isn’t able to pump water from the aquifer to supply Zones 1 and 2.
Instead, those areas are being switched to Sunshine Coast Regional District water which means usage restrictions.
There’s still no word on the source of the e-coli contamination that triggered the advisory on June 6th. Mayor Wayne Rowe says they’ll be doing a full assessment of the Parkland Reservoir.
The Parkland Reservoir (pictured above) is only a couple of years old, making the $1.5 million dollar facility one of the most modern parts of the Town’s water system.
The Town released the following statement late Monday morning:
” As we continue to work on discovering and addressing the causes of this first-ever Boil Water Notice for Gibsons, including a full assessment of the Parkland reservoir, the entire Town is being supplied water from the SCRD, until the Town’s own water source can once again be used. Due to the increased demand on the SCRD’s water system, Stage 3 Water Use Restrictions are now in effect, for the entire Town of Gibsons.”
Gibsons has set up a special web site for information on the water situation.