Pugwash Central Water Supply Update - February 11, 2019
Published: Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:35
In our last update, we discussed the commissioning process. During the commissioning process individual parts of every component of the system are verified. Some issues identified during commissioning were malfunctioning equipment, an aeration issue (too much air in the water causing a milky colour) and other minor items.
The distribution system is equipped with air release valves to permit air leaving the water pipes. The existing air release valves are being replaced with models that will expand the system’s capacity to release trapped air. These valves will be delivered this week and installed the week of February 18, 2019. Once the valves are installed we will determine the impact on the aeration issue. After the impact of the valves is measured, incremental changes to the water treatment plant process will be made to ensure the issue of aeration is reduced as much is possible.
During the commissioning process operators have become concerned with the reliability of the chlorine injection system. It is critical that this component of the system is dependable, a deadline of February 12, 2019 has been set for a final solution to be put in place by the process supplier.
There are other minor operational items that will not hold the Municipality back from taking the water system live and those issues are being worked on in tandem with the other issues mentioned above.
As we stated in the previous update, the quality of the water in the treatment facility exceeds all the federal and provincial water drinking standards and we are eagerly working towards finalizing the commissioning of the system.
The next planned update regarding the status of the Pugwash Water System is following the meeting with the contractors and project management group will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.