Are we joining Metro Vancouver’s water system?

No. One of the reasons is because Metro Vancouver’s water system uses chlorine as a secondary disinfectant. Unfortunately, chlorine will react with the manganese that has built up in our water distribution system for decades, as the previous water utility providers did not address the naturally occurring manganese from the source (aquifer), which has built up in the 80 kilometres of piping in the system.

When chlorine reacts with manganese, the result is discoloured water. We have found the level of discoloration is simply unacceptable

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1. Are we joining Metro Vancouver’s water system?
2. Why won’t the City just turn on the connection?
3. How much would it cost to join Metro Vancouver’s system?
4. What benefit does White Rock get out of owning a utility?
5. Where can I find out more information?