Well upgrades may cause ‘chlorine odour’ in some taps

Bear Creek well and pump house in Waneta are getting shut down today for upgrades and repairs.

Bear Creek well and pump house in Waneta are getting shut down today for upgrades and repairs.

The shutdown will last approximately two months to make improvements in efficiency and reservoir capacity with a planned reopening on April 30, according to a City of Trail press release from Monday.

While the well is undergoing work, residents in Shavers Bench, Miral Heights, Glenmerry and Waneta will be receiving their household water directly from the city’s water treatment plant rather than the pump house.

City officials say some people, “may notice a chlorine odour,” in their water during the scheduled maintenance, but suggest filling an open-top container with the tap water and leaving it overnight in the fridge to get rid of the smell.

Anyone with questions about water or the water treatment plant call 250-364-0842.

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