Small Water System Award recipient: Ymir, Regional District of Central Kootenay
Each year, the BCWWA Small Water Systems Committee seeks to recognize small water systems that demonstrate outstanding effort in the delivery of safe drinking water. The community of Ymir, in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, was awarded the Small Water Systems Award for 2008 in recognition of its new water treatment plant.
Ymir’s water comes from Quartz Creek, which supplies water of excellent quality, but, being surface water, it is susceptible to turbidity in spring and potential contamination
from wildlife. As a result, the system had been placed on permanent boil water advisory.
The Ymir water treatment facility was designed with a triple bottom-line approach, taking into account the financial, environmental and social objectives of the community of Ymir and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
To read the complete story as published in the Fall 2009 issue of Watermark Magazine, click on Small Water System Award recipient: Ymir, Regional District of Central Kootenay
Watermark is the official magazine of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA), and is published four times per year.
Posted October 2009