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Water Quality

The City of Dawson Creek was awarded the 2003 Peace River Watershed Council Stewardship Award (Click to Zoom)

As part of our efforts to stay current with development activities and potential risks to water quality, we are undertaking research and assessments to determine both point-, and diffuse-source contaminant potentials.

The City of Dawson Creek is very committed to providing our citizens with safe clean drinking water. There has been an increased interest in the quality of drinking water in recent years. The events surrounding the tragedy in Walkerton, Ontario has increased this interest and has led some to question how their own water system is being run and the quality of the water they drink. We have posted water quality data below and welcome questions you may have.

 

 

Water Reports

Bacteria Report to Dec 2008 (84 KB)

Treated Water Analysis 2000 to 2006 (120 KB) 
Treated Water Analysis 2007 to 2008 (135 KB)
River Water Analysis 2002 to 2008 (112 KB) 
Raw Water Analysis 2008 (114 KB) 

Last Lab Report (264 KB) 

River Turbidity Min/Max (48 KB)
River Turbidity 2008 (48 KB)
Treated Turbidity 2008 (48 KB)

River Water Hardness 2008 (44 KB) 
Treated Water Hardness 2008 (44 KB)

Yearly Averages

  Finished Water Raw Water River Water
  pH T Alk T Hard Ca Mg pH T Alk T Hard Ca Mg pH T Alk T Hard Ca Mg
1991 8.0 223 225 151 75 8.2 229 229 157 74 8.3 200 196 122 74
1992 7.9 193 211 133 78 8.1 190 204 126 78 8.0 250 253 164 90
1993 7.9 259 246 153 94 8.3 238 252 161 91 8.2 238 244 159 84
1994 7.9 214 231 150 81 8.2 218 231 156 74 8.2 233 231 156 76
1995 7.9 220 227 152 75 8.3 225 233 150 81 8.1 239 230 155 75
1996 7.6 205 218 148 72 8.0 218 220 150 72 8.0 209 205 137 69
1997 7.6 199 235 173 62 8.1 214 238 177 61 8.1 233 253 187 66
1998 7.8 225 225 166 60 8.2 235 225 168 59 8.2 234 219 162 57
1999 7.5 230 224 165 58 7.8 234 225 166 59 7.8 236 222 164 59
2000 7.4 227 219 167 52 7.9 232 223 169 53 7.8 230 216 164 53
2001 7.4 251 247 188 60 7.8 259 251 191 60 7.7 273 261 194 65
2002 7.6 261 256 190 66 7.9 266 258 191 66 7.8 269 255 190 65
2003 7.8 278 269 199 69 8.1 282 271 202 69 8.0 292 274 203 71
2004 8.0 236 209 155 53 8.3 218 209 156 53 8.3 211 201 147 54
2005 7.8 206 198 152 46 8.1 234 201 154 46 8.1 227 209 162 47
2006 7.8 239 222 173 49 8.0 242 222 172 50 7.8 247 225 174 52
2007 8.2 219 216 158 59 8.3 218 216 158 59 8.3 219 217 158 59
2008 8.3 214 215 160 57 8.5 216 217 160 58 8.3 225 222 162 59

 

1 Grains Per Gallon = 17.12 mg/L Hardness

Total Hardness Grains per Gallon 
 100 mg/L  5.8
 150 mg/L  8.8
 200 mg/L  11.7
 250 mg/L  14.6
 300 mg/L  17.5
 350 mg/L  20.4

Visit or Learn More

If you would like to visit the Water Treatment Plant or have a spokesman visit a group, please contact us

We welcome tour groups, such as school classes, to the plant as well.

Water Treatment Operators

All of the water treatment operators at the plant are certified by the BC EOCP which oversees operator certification in BC.

Kerry DeVuyst
Certified Cross Connection Inspector
WT Class III – WD Class III – WWT Class III – WWC Class II