Cranbrook, BC (April 21, 2022) – Contractors working with Public Works will be installing a new pump and new motor in one of the City’s deep production wells, located behind the Confederation Park ball field starting on Monday April 25, 2022.
Workers will be on site removing the old mechanics and installing the new ones on Monday and Tuesday, with pump and flow testing to happen on Wednesday and Thursday. Water flushing at the project site will be drained into the City’s sanitary sewer main and not into Elizabeth Lake.
This work will not affect any water service of nearby residents or businesses, nor will it affect any public access to Elizabeth Lake or to the ball field.
The primary source of potable drinking water for the City comes from the Phillips Reservoir. However, the City also uses three groundwater wells, which help supply additional water to the system during the summer months. The wells that are crucial assets to the City’s drinking water infrastructure are located at the Fire Hall on 2nd Street North, on Cobham Avenue West along with the Confederation Park location.