The Municipal District of Peace No.135 will begin operating the new bulk water dispensing systems at the McInnis Well and in Brownvale on June 1, 2011.
Effective June 1, 2011, all individuals obtaining water at either of these locations will be required to have a PIN number. In order to obtain your PIN number, an application form must be completed and a $50. deposit (cash/cheque only) must be paid at the M.D. of Peace office in Berwyn.
A dispensing fee of $1.10/cubic metre will be charged, with an annual waiver of the fee on the first 200 cubic metres for any residence located within the Municipal District of Peace No.135. If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal District office in Berwyn at 780-338-3845.
The M.D. owns and operates 3 community wells, which provide water to area residents at no charge. Although the water is considered non-potable because it is not chlorinated, the water comes from the Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer and is considered to be very good drinking water.
Griffin Creek Wellhouse - located on SE10-82-25-W5, this site has a flowing well with an assist pump for the overhead truck fill.
McInnis Wellhouse - located on NW27-83-23-W5, this site was established in 1974. There are 2 wells, 25 - 27 feet deep. The East Grimshaw Water Cooperative accesses water from one of these wells. As a result of the significant increase in the volume of water being acquired from the public truck fills, the Municipal District is in the process of installing a bulk truck fill system at McInnis Community Well. Once the system is installed and is fully operational, individuals who would like to access water will be required to obtain a 7 digit PIN number from the Municipal Office. The bulk dispensing fee is set at $1.10 per cubic metre ($5.00 per 1,000 gallons) for all water acquired, with an annual waiver of the fee on the first 200 cubic metres (44,000 gallons) for each residence located within the M.D. Also, there will be a $50. deposit required upon issuance of the PIN number.
McKenzie Wellhouse - located on NW22-82-23-W5, this site has a 5000 gallon check valve reservoir which is filled from the East Grimshaw Water Cooperative's line. This reservoir, located near the top of the Peace River hills, acts to reduce the water pressure in the Co-op line as it moves down into the valley. There is an overhead truck fill for our residents' use.
Strong Creek Park - although a spring-fed community well is no longer used here, the M.D. is hooked onto the Shaftesbury Water Co-op line, which accesses water from the Town of Peace River. This wellhouse provides water for use at the park.