UPDATE ON THE WATER PLANT as of May 22, 2013
The parts to repair the water plant have still not arrived. Until this issue is repaired we are still going to be running short on water. Please do not water lawns and try to conserve as much as possible. We are asking for your patience and as soon as the plant is operating at full capacity a notice will be posted.
NOTICE RE: WATER USAGE
Due to a mechanical issue, the Town of Virden is asking all citizens to, as best as possible, reduce their water consumption. Please don't water lawns and please find other ways to conserve water, such as not running taps, etc.
The Town of Virden has two reverse osmosis membrane filter trains, when both are working our supply is more than capable of meeting demand. Currently one is down and our treated water supply cannot keep up. While the water is going through the one filter train water quality is not affected.
Unfortunately, the supply will not be sustainable with the one train only and we need to add to our reservoir. Our reservoir at the time of this memo has 25% of its capacity and will continue to drop.
In consultation with the Office of Drinking Water we are going to increase the reservoir to 40% of its capacity by chlorinating the non-treated water and adding to the reservoir. Chlorine will be added to the water and it will be tested prior to entering the reservoir. This treatment will result in water that will still meet guidelines and will NOT need further treatment; however esthetics will be affected like taste, color and odor. If you are doing laundry you may not wish to do whites.
After it is complete the town will post the chlorine residuals tested in the reservoir on Saturday and Sunday morning to the town website and the town's Facebook page.
We ask people to continue to watch consumption until notified. If matters change at all we will post notices to the town website, the town's Facebook page and to the media as necessary.
The Town of Virden Website: www.virden.ca
The Town of Virden Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/town.virden
Weekly Results - Sewer Treatment Plant
April 25, 2013 Results
May 3, 2013 Results
May 9, 2013 Results
May 17, 2013 Results
WATER - Treatment and Supply Summary
Source: 2 Groundwater wells
Pumping Capacity 650 gpm each
Current Volumes 740 gpm total
Over Capacity 560 gpm
- Reverse Osmosis
- pH Adjustment
- Sequestering Agent
System Capacity 293 gpm
Current Consumption 173 gpm
Over Capacity 120 gpm
WASTEWATER - Treatment Summary
- Deep Well Oxidation
System Capacity approx. 500,000 gpd
Average Daily Volumes approx. 250,000 gpd
Annual Water Reports
The Town of Virden provide these reports to its rate payers as an overview of the water treatment facility's current status. If you have any comments or concerns, please call the town office during business hours, and we will attempt to answer any questions you may have. For a complete list of all test results, records are available at the office and will be posted on this website in the very near future.
2007 Water Treatment Report (PDF file)
2008 Water Treatment Report (PDF file)
2009 Water Treatment Report (PDF file)
2010 Water Treatment Report
2011 Water Treatment Report
2012 Water Treatment Report
Aqua Flo Installation Policy and Procedure
Emergency Contact: 851-5540