June 2, 2017 – From the EOC:
“This morning, the forecast models have been reduced to levels below those experienced in early May. With low call volumes to the EOC and lower forecasted river levels, we do not anticipate being open after today.”
You can find more information on the RDKB website.
Update June 2, 2017 – Water levels are projected to remain high but not more than on May 6. Please keep any sand bags in place. Do not pump water from your basement into the sewer system.
Update May 24, 2017 – The RDKB has re-activated the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in response to rising projected river levels.
Please visit www.rdkb.com for the most up to date information from the EOC.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has activated the EOC in Grand Forks in response to rising river and creek levels in the Boundary. If you are affected by rising waters please call 1-888-747-9119.
Residents are advised to stay away from creeks and rivers until further notice as they are running high and are dangerous.
The Committee of the Whole Meeting and the Regular Meeting of Council scheduled for Monday, June 12th, 2017, will now be held on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at:
7217 – 4th Street
City Hall Council Chambers
At approximately 12:00pm on Thursday, staff were alerted to a series of failures at Industrial Lift Station. This is the one next to the lagoons that takes wastewater from all of the City and pushes it to the treatment plant. Staff acted immediately by channeling the wastewater directly into the sewage lagoons using hydro-vac trucks and bypass pumps. Due to high volumes, it took the crew some time to setup to deal with the incoming flows and there was some backing up of the sewer mains. Thanks to the City crews and contractors that worked non-stop until Industrial Lift Station was fully functioning without the use of the bypass pumps at 3:30am. Repairs and evaluation of the system will continue today.
Please limit your use of the sewer system until tomorrow or until another notice is released. Due to high volumes, one of the sewer pumps has stopped working. The City’s sewer system is backing up. Repairs are in progress and will continue until the system is fixed. Thank you for your patience.
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