|The Brawn pump station will pump municipal water supplied by Metro Vancouver to Aldergrove.
East Langley Water Supply Project
This project is now
operational. Disinfection and leak repairs are now complete and the system has been
flushed. This project has met Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines
supplying water to Salmon River Uplands, Gloucester Industrial Estates, and
Securing a clean, sustainable water supply for East Langley
The Township of Langley is dedicated to
providing clean, safe, and dependable drinking water to its residents,
businesses, and schools. East Langley residents had been drawing their water
from local aquifers, which are gradually being depleted. The East Langley Water
Supply Project connects Aldergrove and Gloucester to Metro Vancouver’s water
system, directly accessing the abundant resources of regional watersheds.
That means there is now a dependable
water supply to meet the needs of the area’s growing population and allow the
community to thrive for years to come, while reducing pressure on local
aquifers. This will benefit the environment by allowing the aquifers to
recharge and be sustained into the future, and increase base flows to local
streams and watercourses.
Easing water restrictions
In order to protect the local aquifers,
East Langley residents and businesses have been faced with severe watering
restrictions during the hot, dry summer months. Now with the East Langley Water
Supply Project complete, those severe water restrictions will be eased and
the newly serviced areas will only be subject to the same watering restrictions
seen in other Metro Vancouver areas. In addition, farms that meet the
requirements of the Township’s Waterworks Regulations will be able to draw on
this new water source.
Construction is complete and the system
is in operation. The contractor is working to correct some minor deficiencies
to roads and boulevards. Some replanting still remains, and will be done in
Autumn as weather permits.