Annual Water Report

Water Distribution System History

Since 1992, water purveyors in BC have been required to possess an Operating Permit issued by their Regional Health Authority, which includes following the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality and the British Columbia Drinking Water Protection Act and Drinking Water Protection Regulation.

Water Distribution System Description

The Town of Smithers water system currently draws water from three wells. 

Well #1 (19th Avenue) is located about 30 feet away from the original well and is connected to the same pumphouse. It is 268 feet deep and in a sand and gravel aquifer with a 12 inch telescoping screen between 234 and 265 feet. This pumphouse is used for annual chlorine application for Spring Water Main Flushing.

Well #2 (Victoria Street) is 244 feet deep, in the same aquifer. It is well confined from potential contamination from an old landfill site, and with a similar screen from 193 to 235 feet. Its capacity is unknown, but lower than Well #1.

Well #3 (Riverside Park) is located adjacent to the Bulkley River, is 92 feet deep gravel aquifer with a similar screen from 64 to 85 feet.


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Water Distribution System History Page 2
Water Distribution System Description Page 2
Standards Page 2
Manganese Page 3
Water Storage Facilities Page 4
Well Maintenance Page 4
Valve Maintenance Page 4
Water Main Flushing Page 5
Completed Projects Page 5
Future Plans Page 5


Ministry of Health Permit Appendix "A"
Bacteriological Test Results Appendix "B" 2020