Information for the Public
July 10, 2015
The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is currently dealing with aging water infrastructure which requires substantial upgrades. We ask residents to be mindful that while we are working to improve the Municipal water system, these upgrades require time.
The Town will be making a $3.8 million investment in the water system and infrastructure over the next year. This investment is comprised of five upgrades to commence this year:
1) Building Canada Fund, Water Main Replacement Infrastructure Project (Late July-September 2015)
2) Pressure Reducing Valve (scheduled for Saturday, July 4th)
3) Inspection to water reservoir (August 2015)
4) Water quality & quantity upgrades at the Water Treatment Plant (August 2015)
5) Expansion of the well field (expected to be complete by Summer 2016)
Residents can also expect water interruptions from the following programs and maintenance on a yearly basis:
1) Annual Fire Hydrant Flushing Program (Early June – September)
2) Annual Valve exercising program (Early June – September)
Residents can expect disruptions, temporary discoloration and sedimentation in the water supply and the issuance of boil water advisories during these upgrades, annual programs and maintenance.
Although upgrades and maintenance may be completed in one area, there is still the possibility of temporary discoloration and sedimentation in the water supply due to work in other areas.
Additionally residents can expect interruptions on an emergency basis, due to the following:
o Water breaks
o Unexpected power outages
o Unexpected technical failures in the distribution system
Please be advised that while using washing machines, discoloration of the water may cause staining of clothing. The Town apologizes in advance for any inconvenience that may arise from these upgrades, annual programs and maintenance.