City Well Water Getting Back to Normal

By July 25, 2022No Comments

The City of Merritt’s water supply system is getting back to normal operations.

During the November 2021 flood, the City of Merritt lost two of its five wells that provide the City’s entire water supply.  The two damaged wells, located in Voght Park, both suffered contamination with flood waters, silt and debris. While the pipe system remained intact in both wells, the control system was damaged. One well lost a flow metre; the other well lost its housing structure, monitoring equipment, and pump drive.

Well #1 is now fully repaired and is currently being flushed and disinfected.  Once testing is complete, the City expects Well #1 to be fully operational later this week. 

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