What is our water doing to our homes? This is a picture of the inside of the water pipes heading into a local Condo building from the Water Meter.
The pipe in these pictures was nearly blocked by the vast amounts of brown sludge coming into it from White Rock’s water supply! As water rushing through this tiny gap, it picks up this sludge and it ends up in your water heater, and in your water glass.
If this damages hot water heaters, what is it doing to your health?
It is important that Strata owners and single family home owners have their pipes inspected, and take a sample of this sludge and have it analyzed by Exova in North Surrey. Document the levels of Arsenic, Manganese, Lead, and Bacteria (if any).
Know what you are drinking!
Have your Water Meter pipes inspected, and take a sample of any deposits you find. Have your water and this sludge checked by an Independent Lab such as Exova in North Surrey.
If you have health concerns about our water, the Fraser Health Board is meeting this June 16th. You can submit a question about your water to the Fraser Health board online here. The deadline for submitting questions is 4 PM, Tuesday June 13th.
Residents have been told that their brown water is caused by pipes within their own building, but does anyone think it is credible that hundreds of different buildings would simultaneously have the same brown water issue independently. Neither do we!
The city has received well over 500 complaints about brown water. Seems far more likely that the City is at fault. What is in this water, and is it safe to drink? It is time to call Fraser Health and demand that we find out what is in our water and what they are going to do about cleaning it up. Fraser Health needs to make Mayor Baldwin and City Council clean up our drinking water now, by connecting us up to Vancouver Metro water as Fraser Health recommended in 2013. You can read about Fraser Health’s recommendation here.
Read what the Peace Arch News is saying about our dirty White Rock water here.
Our water bills keep going up, our services that we get for our tax dollars, along with the quality of our water, keep going down. This is what tap water looked like this morning, June 5th 2017, in the Coldicutt area of White Rock.
If you live along the Oxford Street corridor, you may be more likely to have brown water coming from your taps these days. The brown color comes from the high manganese levels on the West side of White Rock. The West side (water from the Oxford and High Street wells) usually has the higher manganese level, while the East side (water from the Merklin well site) usually has the highest concentration of arsenic.
Is it time for another demonstration at City Hall?
The Mayor and Council do not seem to be listening. If interested in joining a rally for clean water. please contact the White Rock Safe Water Alliance through email at WhiteRockSafeWaterAlliance@gmail.com. We will add you to our mailing list and keep you informed about upcoming rallies on water.