Manganese in Water Update (Health Canada)

Did you know that Health Canada is doing a national review of manganese in water and may establish acceptable levels of manganese in drinking water in early 2019?

Please review the following documents for more information on Manganese in our community:

Manganese Information – November 2018

Burns Lake Question and Answer – Manganese in Water – Winter 2018

Burns Lake Fact Sheet – Manganese in Water Update – Winter 2018

Water for the Village of Burns Lake is derived from 3 deep wells located on Gerow Island.  Water is pumped to the high lift station where it is chlorinated.  From there it is pumped to two towers, one on 5th Avenue and one on Woyenne Reserve.  From the 5th Avenue tower water is boosted in pressure and travels to the ends of the avenues and streets above Carroll Street.  The rest of the water is gravity fed from the towers, down hill to the main streets.

On average Burns Lake pumps 1100 cubic meters of water per day and this amount significantly spikes in summer due to lawn watering.

Summer Watering

Fresh, clean water is a precious commodity and the Village of Burns Lake wants to conserve it. Water Restrictions are enforced within the Village of Burns Lake between May 15 and September 15. The use of large quantities of water for lawn, garden, vehicle washing and other domestic puposes only are permitted daily between 7 am and 11 am and 7 pm and 11 pm according to the following schedule:

  • Residents whose homes have odd house numbers will be permitted to water on odd numbered days.
  • Even numbered houses may water on even numbered days.
  • Light hand watering is permitted at anytime for new lawns, flowers and gardens.

For more information, please contact the Village Office at 250 692-7587.

Storm Water

Storm water is collected through a series of open ditches and culverts.  Storm water flows into storm pipes and manholes on Highway 16 and is eventually dispersed through an open ditch system.

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