Gold Bridge Water System Upgrade

Bringing the water supply into compliance

Our team designed and constructed a new water supply well, pumphouse, sodium hypochlorite injection system, water supply main and reservoir.

It included a new water supply well, pumphouse, sodium hypochlorite injection system, water supply main and reservoir.

The broader project encompassed:

  • A groundwater investigation
  • A test well drilling program
  • Developing a water supply and treatment strategy
  • Investigation and recommendations for water tank siting and sizing
  • Supply main routing
  • Distribution system layout
  • Staging plan

The Gold Bridge water system was formerly maintained through the Gold Bridge Waterworks District. In 2007 the water system was transferred to the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD). The SLRD initiated planning and financial initiatives to upgrade the water system to achieve compliance.

The Gold Bridge water system supplies water to the community’s estimated 43 residents. Water had been supplied from Fergusson (Sucker) Creek, located approximately 1km north of the village. The surface water was not treated and the town had been under a boil water advisory since 1990. Water was gravity fed from the creek through the distribution system. There was no system storage, and the watermains did not have the capacity to provide adequate fire flows.