Belcarra beach boil water advisory lifted

Leaky pipe repaired, Fraser Health tests show it's good to drink again

A boil water advisory for the beach at Belcarra Regional Park issued last week was lifted on the weekend.
A leaky pipe had drained the well-water fed reservoir that supplied the beach area forcing Metro Vancouver to issue the warning and to temporarily close the concession building and washrooms.
The pipe was replaced late last week and the washrooms reopened. The concession was too, but had limited options available for sale. The advisory was lifted Saturday after the Fraser Health Authority had tested it to make sure it was OK. The concession also returned to full operation.
Until then, the regional district had advised park patrons to bring their own water to drink, cook, wash food or wash dishes.
Metro Vancouver parks supervisor Marcel Labreche told The Tri-City News last week the district has committed to eventually hooking up the beach area to the Belcarra village water system instead of relying on the reservoir. The park’s White Pine Beach facility was not affected because it has its own reservoir.

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