Water Emergency Response Plan

We are responsible for providing adequate supplies of clean potable water to Nanaimo, even in the event of an emergency or disaster. Disruptions in water quality and delivery may result from emergencies such as natural disasters, accidents or intentional acts. If prepared in advance, we will be more effective at responding to and recovering from such emergencies and disasters. Our goal is to minimize all adverse impacts resulting from disruptions in the water system - this can be achieved only through sound emergency planning and thorough coordinated communication.

Water System Emergency Plan 2017

We have completed studies to analyze potential flooding areas in the remote event that our dams should fail following an earthquake or period of intense rainfall.

These maps are used to determine the hazard rating of the dams, in accordance with the Provincial Dam Safety Regulation as well as to plan for emergency preparedness. The maps show potential inundation areas that are a result of total dam failure – an event that is highly unlikely. Even still, we are in the process of determining the seismic vulnerability of our dams and we are planning to minimize downstream damage

Last updated: September 15, 2017

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