PRRD discussing Rose Prairie water services with virtual town hall

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Rose Prairie and area residents are being invited to a virtual town hall to discuss the f…

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Rose Prairie and area residents are being invited to a virtual town hall to discuss the future of water services in the area after the closure of the communities water station.

The Peace River Regional District will host the meeting on March 30th at 6 p.m. It will include a short presentation by Electoral Area B Director Karen Goodings and Peace River Regional District staff, followed by a question and answer period.

Residents can submit their questions through the PRRD’s website, which also includes a Zoom link to the meeting.

“The PRRD acknowledges that residents of the Rose Prairie area have been waiting for some time for a source of water and that the lack of a water source is inconvenient. We thank residents for their patience as we work to resolve this issue,” says the town hall notice.

The meeting will include a discussion on a feasibility study to look at possible alternative sources of treatable water in the area.

The PRRD board approved the closure of the Rose Prairie water station at a March 11th meeting. Explosive gas levels were detected in the air within the treatment storage tank and the station’s well casing on February 21st, the day before opening.

There was no trace of gas detected before the last check-up before the opening date. The PRRD believe the water chemistry changed after February 19th.

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