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August 12, 2020

Regular maintenance is currently underway on the Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plant. As a result, Cannell Lake is providing water to all properties in the District.

All lakes are susceptible and home to various aquatic life, such as naturally occurring algae. Algae can be harmless but  can also produce odours during certain times of the year. Currently,  Cannell Lake is experiencing some algae growth which can produce a fishy or metallic type odour.

Recent water quality samples continue to meet Provincial water quality standards. A carbon filter (e.g. Brita filter) can be utilized if residents experience a noticeable odour.

The Norrish Creek Water Treatment Plant is expected to be back online tonight.

More information on Abbotsford and Mission’s water quality can be found online at https://www.ourwatermatters.ca/Water-Quality

Please continue to notify the District of Mission at 604-820-3761 or pworksadmin@mission.ca of any water quality issues.


July 2, 2020

Algae Bloom

Some residents of Mission receive their drinking water from the Cannell Lake water supply, which is a natural open lake.  All lakes are susceptible and home to various aquatic life, such as naturally occurring algae.  Algae can be harmless but can also produce odours during certain times of the year. Currently, Cannell Lake is experiencing some algae growth which can produce a fishy or metallic type odour.  It’s similar to the way in which tea disperses from a teabag in a cup of water. This year there has been more algae growth than usual due to the warm days in early May, followed by increased rain.

Water from this source is regularly sampled and tested. Recent water quality samples continue to meet Provincial water quality standards. A carbon filter (like a Brita filter) can be utilized if residents do experience noticeable odour. There are no health concerns with the water supply, and the impacts of the algae are expected to subside soon.

More information Abbotsford and Mission’s water quality can be found online at https://www.ourwatermatters.ca/Water-Quality

Please continue to notify the District of Mission at 604-820-3761 or pworksadmin@mission.ca of any water quality issues.