In early October, the City of White Rock took further steps towards meeting its February 1, 2017, secondary disinfection implementation requirement, as mandated by the Fraser Health Authority.In February of this year, the City informed the public that it would be introducing chlorine into the City’s water supply. City staff continue to take a phased approach to this process which is why on Monday, October 4, 2016, the City introduced a low dosage of chlorine (0.5mg/L) at the Oxford site.This is not a full implementation, but a phased approach as staff are doing their due diligence to see if there are any changes to the City’s water quality. As staff sample and monitor the City’s water quality, they will adjust the dosage over the next several months, in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality (GCDWQ).Some residents may see the esthetics of their water change throughout this process. This is because the City’s water contains naturally occurring manganese, which when in contact with chlorine, may cause the water to become cloudy. Although the water esthetics may change, the City’s water is still safe to drink.
For more information about the introduction of chlorine to the Oxford site, please visit the City’s updated My Water FAQs page.