Ashcroft Water Treatment and Distribution
Ashcroft's source of drinking water is the Thompson River. The water is treated with chlorine at the source and is pumped through a network of pipes and reservoirs throughout the community. Various tests are done on a daily and weekly basis to monitor factors such as turbidity to ensure that the water is safe to drink.
Village residents are subject to water restriction every year beginning May 1 and ending September 30; restrictions begin with Stage 1 restricting lawn and garden watering to even or odd numbered days depending on the street address number. Stages 2 to 4 place more stringent restrictions on water use and are exercise by the Village for a range of reasons. In the event of a power outage, the Village automatically moves to Stage 4 water restriction. Stage 4 is necessary to ensure there is sufficient water for human consumption and adequate fire protection.
Back-flow Prevention Devices
Commercial and Industry water customers are required to have all back-flow prevention devices inspected. Please follow the link below to access the inspection form that must be completed by a qualified inspector and submitted to the Village upon completion.
Village Master Water Plan
At the end of 2014, a Water Master Plan was completed and received by Village Council. This plan provided the results of research performed on the issue of a reliable water supply for customers of the Village's water distribution system. The report provides justification for the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant and outlines some of the options available to Council at the time.
A New Water Treatment Plant
Currently Ashcroft is constructing a new Water Treatment Facility that will remove turbidity through membrane filtration. Turbidity levels will cease to be a concern and boil water orders and water quality advisories will become a thing of the past. As with most municipal water systems, water will continue to be chlorinated so that it remains safe to drink while moving through the distribution system to your tap. This water treatment facility, being state of the art, is capable of UV disinfection when the practice becomes mandated by the Interior Health Authority. This water treatment plant construction was majority funded by the Federal and Provincial Governments.