Water Taste Update

Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 08:52PM

Our water technicians continue to liaise closely with Alberta Environment and Capital Health regarding the current taste and odour issues being experienced by residents.  Our quality results continue to record well within required limits for compliance and they are not requesting any changes to protocols or processes, or requesting additional testing at this time.

We continue to work on circulation of water in low flow areas and solutions to improve the taste and odour issues currently being experienced by our residents.

Our initial course of action will be to dredge the raw water ponds to remove any build up of silt that may be impacting the depth of the ponds and the ability of aeration to function as designed and transferring taste and odour.  We are awaiting final quotes for this process and expect to commence this work as soon as possible

We engaged Select Engineering to undertake a water flow analysis back in the spring, to better understand the work that may be required on the future to ensure better circulation of water through our distribution system and to focus on any low flow areas that may be impacting the quality of water delivered to residents. 

We will continue to update our progress as we work on resolution of taste and odour issues.


Author: Town of Thorsby



why don't you put the floculation ponds under ground will keep sunlight out and maintain cool water to help eliminate algae growth. just a suggestion

Posted on Friday September 01, 2017 at 11:30AM by dave smallbrook

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