River intake system update planned for Feb. 22

Englishman River Water Service set to discuss its latest progress report

The next meeting of the Englishman River Water Service (ERWS) board will update the public on early progress on a new river intake and treatment facility.

The ERWS was formed last year as a City of Parksville and Regional District of Nanaimo joint venture to build the new facilities.

Program manager Mike Squire will give a verbal status update on progress since the inaugural meeting last November, which has included receiving a $1.3 million grant from the federal Gas Tax Fund towards an aquifer storage and recovery system and the start of water treatment tests. There will also be a presentation by the man Squire said “literally wrote the book on ASR” David Pyne from Florida and Victoria hydrogeology consultant Dennis Lowen.

The agenda and lots of other information is on the website at http://arrowsmithwaterservice.ca.

The meeting is next Wednesday, February 22, at 6 p.m. in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre Forum.