FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The PRRD is accepting surveys for the future of the Rose Prairie Water Station until Friday.

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

According to PRRD communications manager Jeff McDonald, 40 participants joined the virtual town hall last week with good questions for the district. As of April 8th, 15 surveys have been completed and sent to the district.

Twelve of the survey respondents indicated they would use the existing water station if the explosive gas level issue were resolved.

Out of the four potential alternate locations for the water station, the highest-ranked location is in the vicinity of Rose Prairie Road and 260 Road.

Most of the respondents either do not have a potential water source on their property or do not know if they do.

The survey takes anywhere from two to five minutes to complete, and all submissions are confidential.

McDonald says the PRRD will wait for the survey to close before determining the next steps for the water station.