Hudson’s Hope water treatment plant in transition

Hudson’s Hope water treatment plant has begun the process of transitioning to river water. 

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Hudson’s Hope Community Hall and Municipal Offices (File Photo)

HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. — The District of Hudson’s Hope has begun the process of transitioning to a river water source. 

A release from the District of Hudson’s Hope said the media sand, the material used to filter the water, is being replaced this week in the water treatment plant to switch over to river water. After the replacement, the plant will be operating with river water permanently, according to the district.

The mayor of Hudson’s Hope, Dave Heiberg, told that the full transition to using river water is a three-step process, the first of which is getting pumps into the river. 

Heiberg also said testing on the water would continue until such time they would be allowed to lift the boil water advisory. Two positive tests are needed for Northern Health to give the district the go-ahead to lift the advisory, but he is unsure when that will be. 

“We’re hoping that will happen in the near future, but I can’t estimate that at this point,” Heiberg said. 

The release states that the sand will be getting replaced throughout February 7th and 8th. Heiberg said the district would keep residents updated as new information becomes available. 

“We just wanna make sure that everything’s working well before we actually say anything further to the community.” 

Hudson’s Hope has had issues with the water treatment plant throughout 2022. A recent open house held by the district outlined the plans for the plant and water sources, but the boil water advisory remains in place for the time being. 

Residents with questions or concerns about the water treatment plant can contact the District Office at 250-783-9901. 

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