Source: Wellhead enclosed in a protective concrete barrier appears to be in good condition. Sign indicating "drinking water source" visible on barrier.
As per operator, no products, items or equipment containing hydrocarbons are stored within 30 meters of the wellhead. Any vehicles parked within ten
meters of the wellhead are moved within seven days. No major chemical spills near the wellhead in the last two years have been reported.
Treatment/Disinfection: Well water is disinfected with sodium hypochlorite. Residual levels are recorded and were found to be above 0.2 ppm at randomly
Storage: 2 large cisterns for storing potable water are housed iin a secure bulding. An air gap is maintained between the reservoirs and hauling truck during
filling. Cleaning of reservoirs was discussed with the operators.
Water Hauling: Only one of two water trucks are currently in service. Water tank clearly labeled "DRINKING WATER." Activity log is maintained and available
for review during inspection. Inside of hauling tank appeared to be free of any apparent discolouration or algae growth. All hose connections are capped. Truck is
stored in a secure garage when not in use.
Water Quality Monitoring: Bacteriological samples have consistently been satisfactory since the last inspection. Hydrocarbon and nitrate testing results have been
submitted for 2019. Comprehensive chemical analysis is due in 2021.
→ Review your Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and update as required including Environmental Health Officer contact information. Ensure a copy of the ERP is
stored in the hauling trucks and it is easily accessible by all personnel. Forward a copy of the updated ERP to the Environmental Health Officer.
→ Prior to recommencing service of Ford hauling truck, ensure it is inspected and treated for physical damage, leaks, biofilm, and algae growth. Truck must be
disinfected and a negative water sample for bacteriological standards must be obtained before it is mobilized.
→ Samples for bacteriological testing are to be submitted once a month October through April and twice a month from May through September from both the Ford
and Mack truck tanks when they are in use. Ensure sampling is conducted as per this established schedule in the future.
→ Semi-annual hydrocarbon testing is to be completed in September and March of each year. Lab results must be forwarded to Island Health (VIHA) no later than
October 1st and April 1st of each year. Ensure results are submitted as per this frequency of sampling in the future.
→ Annual sampling and analysis for nitrate must be done in March of each year and the results forwarded to Island Health no later than April 1st of each year.