Cranbrook city council members got a close look at municipal water and sewer systems to see the process and the impacts of this year’s drought.
City officials said council visited Gold Creek dam and watched a presentation on the importance of forestry management and the impacts of mountain pine beetles on Cranbrook’s watershed.
“Council also visited the City’s sewage lagoons currently undergoing upgrade work, while getting to see the depleted water levels of the Phillips Reservoir, which provides potable water to the entire community,” said city officials.
Staff said council will have discussions and make decisions on Cranbrook’s water infrastructure, the overall levels and the challenges faced by the city’s service of delivering water to residents.
“Getting to see the City’s watershed firsthand will go a long way in improving the understanding of Council of exactly what these challenges are, and where we need to go from here,” said city staff.