City of Cranbrook, Drinking Water Management
Aqua-Tex developed the water quality sampling program for the City of Cranbrook's drinking water supply in 1994. This was followed by training of City staff and the installation of continuous monitoring equipment in 1996 and a meteorological station and snow pillow in 1999. Aqua-Tex worked with the City and the forest licensee, Galloway Lumber, to assess and manage the health of the watersheds from 1994 to 2009, including the formation of a Watershed Advisory Committee and annual watershed tours for staff and Council. This program has saved the City millions of dollars in deferred infrastructure costs by demonstrating very good water quality and avoiding the construction and operating costs of a filtration plant.