Striking a Balance – Clinton’s new water treatment plant online

Susan Swan's weekly column of community news and events in Clinton.

New Water Treatment Plant

Included with utility bills residents of the Village of Clinton also received an update on the new water treatment plant.

The state of the art plant was brought online on Dec. 10, 2014. All water that was in the system prior to initialization has now been flushed through so all water coming through the system now is treated, filtered water.

There is now a 480,000-gallon holding tank and a new building that houses the new filtration system. The water flows from the reservoirs, through the filters to the chlorination building where chlorine is added as per Interior Health Authority regulations. The water then moves into the enclosed reservoir (holding tank) prior to flowing to our taps.

With the new system it is anticipated that there will be no water advisory or boil water alerts during the spring run off as has happened in past years. Also, in the event of an extended power outage there is enough water in the new holding tank to last up to three days instead of the three hours previous to construction.

The Village will hold an open house in the spring to show how the water treatment plant works.

A Gas Tax Grant from the Federal Government totalling nearly $2.5 million funded this project.

2014 Citizen of the Year

The Spirit of Clinton Committee is accepting nominations for the 2014 Citizen of the Year.

To nominate someone you are asked to write the name, address and telephone number of your nomination on a sheet of paper. Also state who is making the nomination along with your address and telephone number in case the committee needs to talk to you.

Attach a separate sheet stating the reason for your nomination and mail your nomination to: Village of Clinton, PO Box 309, Clinton, BC V0K 1K0 or drop it off at the Village Office at 1423 Cariboo Highway. Make sure the envelope is sealed and clearly marked “Citizen of the Year”.

Deadline for submitting nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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