Recently our Municipality was the focus of social media attention after a recent Council report to address the deficiencies in the municipal water system. We appreciate that hearing this kind of news can be upsetting and cause concern for the safety of your families. We want to make it very clear, that the health and safety of our residents is of the highest priority for us, and we want to assure you that our drinking water is completely safe and that your families are protected.
At the beginning of the 2018 term, council gave staff a clear direction to improve and expand our water and wastewater facilities to accommodate future growth within our Township. We have been working diligently to ensure we gather all the necessary information needed for council to make an educated decision as it relates to ensuring we get the best return on our investment.
As part of this work, the Township of Mapleton initiated a Condition Assessment study of the water system assets and a Master Water Servicing study to address the existing deficiencies in the municipal water systems and to accommodate future growth within its urban boundaries.
The report outlined several deficiencies ranging from seals on doors to corrosion on several of the valves and fittings. We understand this report has caused our residents to question the safety of the plant and the quality of the water, we want to assure you that your water is 100% safe to consume and poses no threat to human health.
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