ERWS Drinking Water Project

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The Englishman River Water Service is a joint venture between the City of Parksville and the Regional District of Nanaimo formed in 2011 to secure bulk water supply from the Englishman River for the residents of Parksville and the Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Area. Construction of the ERWS project which started in April 2017 includes:

  • An in-river water supply intake designed and located to consider the needs of river users and protect aquatic habitat.
  • Water treatment plant with a minimum of 16 million litres per day of membrane filtration capacity to comply with new water regulatory treatment standards including UV light and chlorine disinfection.
  • Transmission supply mains to the Top Bridge and Springwood reservoirs and the Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Area.

Once this significant community project is complete, the community’s water system will ensure high-quality, safe water which will exceed Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines and the project will be sized to handle water demands for future generations.

The Englishman River Water Service is a joint venture between the City of Parksville and the Regional District of Nanaimo formed in 2011 to secure bulk water supply from the Englishman River for the residents of Parksville and the Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Area. Construction of the ERWS project which started in April 2017 includes:

  • An in-river water supply intake designed and located to consider the needs of river users and protect aquatic habitat.
  • Water treatment plant with a minimum of 16 million litres per day of membrane filtration capacity to comply with new water regulatory treatment standards including UV light and chlorine disinfection.
  • Transmission supply mains to the Top Bridge and Springwood reservoirs and the Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Area.

Once this significant community project is complete, the community’s water system will ensure high-quality, safe water which will exceed Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines and the project will be sized to handle water demands for future generations.