The system services 21 active connections.
The system is located on Denver Siding Road, northeast of the
The Denver Siding water system derives source water from Esthwaite Spring,
Insufficient information exists regarding when this system was first developed; however, some system components were replaced in 1973. The system was converted to an RDCK service in 1993.
At present, the Denver Siding water system has no filtration or disinfection capabilities. A settling basin, which removes some solids from the water, provides a certain level of pre-treatment. Since the systemís source is surface water, treatment is required to bring the system into compliance with provincial guidelines and to remove the permanent Boil Water Advisory.
The system includes a 136,000 litre dual chamber concrete reservoir that was hand-poured by volunteers in 1973. The capacity of the tank meets existing water demands in the area.
The system includes 2.1 kilometres of asbestos-concrete and PVC mainlines. Reports suggest that this infrastructure may be nearing the end of its life expectancy.
Existing fire-fighting infrastructure includes three hydrants and one standpipe. The storage capacity of the system, however, is inadequate to provide reliable fire suppression.
The sources that feed the Denver Siding water system are subject to fecal contamination from wildlife and the reliability of flow from these sources may become an issue with expected changes in regional climate patterns. Further, some aspects of the system are in a state of general disrepair. As a result of these issues, a feasibility study regarding the connection of the Denver Siding area to the
In order to proceed with the amalgamation with the New Denver system, the Denver Siding distribution network would need to undergo the following upgrades:
This system is currently owned and operated by the RDCK.
Photo: Main Extension