The Coal Creek well was officially opened in June 2013. This cleaner groundwater is a welcome addition to Cumberland’s drinking water system, helping to improve the overall quality of the water. On average, 600m3 of water is drawn from the well each day, while 1500m3 is drawn from the surface reservoirs.
Water from this well is chlorinated at a control building within Coal Creek Historic Park and then travels through a new water main constructed under the western section of Dunsmuir Avenue, known as Camp Road, where it is discharged then into the Village’s water distribution system.
Cumberland is planning more water quality improvement projects in 2015 and 2016 with the installation of ultraviolet disinfection treatment at an estimated cost of $300,000. UV disinfection would neutralize bacteria and parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidiumthat can cause water-borne diseases.
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