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Chapman Water System

Chapman Creek

The Chapman Water System supplies water to approximately 90% of the population of the Sunshine Coast, including Electoral Areas B (Halfmoon Bay), D (Roberts Creek), E (Elphinstone), F (West Howe Sound), District of Sechelt, and shíshálh Nation. This water system is located on the traditional territory of both the shíshálh Nation and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw.

Photo of Chapman Lake

Water Treatment Plant

The Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant is located at the top of Reservoir Road in Selma Park. In 2001, the SCRD received approval for a $3.8 million Canada/BC Infrastructure grant to construct the Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant. The plant construction was completed and the structure was fully operational by March 2004 at a total cost of $7.3 million.

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The Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant has on-line meters which monitor a variety of indicators including:

  • pH and turbidity of raw water entering the Treatment Plant
  • flocculator pH,
  • streaming current,
  • temperature, and
  • chlorine residual in the reservoir.

Labratory tests are also conducted at the Treatment Plant on a daily basis. Some of these include:

  • pH, conductivity, turbidity, true colour and alkalinity of raw water
  • filter effluent pH, conductivity, turbidity true colour, alkalinity and chlorine residual from the reservoir
  • reservoir pH, conductivity, turbidity, true colour and chlorine residual from the tap in the lab