A public meeting in White Rock is planned for tonight after concerns were raised last week about the arsenic and manganese levels in the city’s water supply.
An open house will be held at the White Rock Community Centre to discuss considerations for the long-term treatment of arsenic and manganese in the water supply, which is separate from Metro Vancouver’s.
The water is safe to drink, but a handful of the city’s seven wells recently found the levels were just under the maximum allowable limits under Health Canada drinking water guidelines.
White Rock mayor Wayne Baldwin has said the city plans on building a new water treatment plant by 2018.
Health Canada says people who regularly drink water with high levels of arsenic are at greater risk for lung, bladder, and liver cancers.