Town of Happy Valley Goose Bay

Town of

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Town of

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Happy Valley
Goose Bay
Town Hall Public Works Treatment Facilities

Treatment Facilities

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Water Sources:

  • The Water Treatment Plant, located 6.5 kilometers west along the Trans Labrador Highway, is supplied by 5 deep wells. It currently provides approximately 65% of the town’s water.
  • Spring Gulch is the second water source, supplying the remaining 35% of the town’s water. It follows DND requirements, using fluoride, chlorine, and UV for disinfection. The Water Treatment Plant treats water by removing iron and manganese, utilizing a Green Sand Filter system, and using chemicals such as alum, potassium permanganate, chlorine, and lime.

Water Distribution System:

  • The water distribution system includes three reservoirs and pumping stations:
    • Sandhill Reservoir, situated atop MOT hill, has a capacity of 1.2 million gallons and serves the Happy Valley section.
    • D-19 Reservoir, located near the former Midway Garden Restaurant, has a capacity of 150,000 gallons, supplying the MOT section.
    • D-42 Reservoir, situated on Halifax Street, has a capacity of 450,000 gallons to serve the Northside Industrial Park and Spruce Park.
  • Additionally, the town manages approximately 65,000 meters of water mains ranging from 4″ to 20″ in diameter and maintains 388 fire hydrants.

Water Quality Assurance:

  • Daily tests for chlorine residuals are conducted at the three reservoirs and an additional 10 locations throughout the town to ensure potable water quality.
  • The Water & Sewer Department is responsible for operating and maintaining three pump houses, a chlorine booster station, water quality testing, and the maintenance of the water distribution system. This includes valves, hydrants, mains, meters, and laterals to the curb stop.

Water Main Flushing Program:

  • Every second summer, a water main flushing program is carried out. This process involves high-speed water flushing through hydrants to remove sediment from the distribution system, ensuring high water quality for residents. During this program, all hydrant nozzles and valves in the system are exercised as part of the ongoing distribution system maintenance.

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