Friday, December 21, 2018

URGENT MESSAGE FOR ALL OF NANAIMO

DO NOT USE WATER!!!

The windstorm and power outages have affected functionality of the City of Nanaimo’s Water Treatment Plant Operations. The Water Treatment Plant is unable to sustain water production.


Please DO NOT USE WATER until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation. For more information https://bit.ly/2Gv5PUC


We will provide further updates throughout the day.


Short version of what happened

I contacted the city and as I understand it, the power went out from BC Hydro due to the windstorm. The backup generator(s) at the plant worked for a time and then failed. This resulted in many internal electronic, digital control issues which have not been resolved. As a result the plant is not producing any new water and the city is limited to the water already in the reservoirs.

In my opinion this could be a VERY serious issue if the city had to turn off the taps city wide, which could happen if people don't comply and quit using water until further notice.

City Information Hotline Set Up
The city has set up a recorded hotline with updated information about the current water plant crisis. The number is 250-758-1311.

City Pools and Arenas Closed

City pools and arenas are closed until further notice. The pools are unable to meet health and safety regulations people are required to shower prior to entering the pool. In addition, due restrictions, bathrooms are not available at the facilities. The arenas are unable to clean the ice.The windstorm and power outages have affected functionality of the City of Nanaimo’s Water Treatment Plant Operations. The Water Treatment Plant is unable to sustain water production.

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