News

Well use possible if water rises

Armstrong wants to be prepared for flooding just in case.

Council has given the public works manager the authority to use wells if the Fortune Creek drinking source is impacted by high water levels.

“We’re just formalizing a process that’s in place,” said Mayor Chris Pieper.

“So far we haven’t had to switch to wells because turbidity levels are within the guidelines.”

If wells had to be used, stage two water restrictions would kick in, meaning that Armstrong residents could only hand water in their yards.

Residents are also being advised that flash rain storms could occur, causing localized flooding in neighbourhoods.

As a result, sandbags are available at the public works yard.

“We are also asking residents to keep an eye on the storm drains in front of their house,” said Pieper.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Turanski proud of track record
 
Gas leak forces evacuation
 
Amrik Virk advised Kwantlen on secret executive bonus
School District 8 implements anti-violence protocols
 
Nelson Chamber’s CP station renovation receives more funding
 
Demolition to begin soon to make way for Nelson Commons
Soldiers graves marked in ceremony
 
Black Friday returns to downtown Penticton
 
Awards gala honours best of Terrace

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.