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New water well started in White Rock

Construction near Centennial Park will last until mid-April
The City of White Rock has started construction on a new water well near Centennial Arena. (City of White Rock photo/Twitter)

The City of White Rock has begun construction on a new water well this week.

Site of the well, as shown in a Tweet from the city earlier this week, is city-owned property on Anderson Street, adjacent to the Centennial Park baseball diamond.

Work is expected to last until mid-April, and has been planned to have minimal impact on surrounding residents and activities at park facilities.

Reason for the new well, according to the Tweet, is to ensure that the city has sufficient water for future needs.

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The city currently has seven wells throughout the city, and also draws water from the Sunnyside Upland Aquifer.

The city has owned the utility since 2015 when it acquired it in a $13.4 million purchase from the former owner, Edmonton-based Epcor.

System improvements since the purchase included a new $15 million water treatment plant (of which almost $12 million was paid for by federal and provincial grants) to help reduce arsenic and manganese deposits.

The treatment plant, on Goggs Street, became operational in March 2019.
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