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Union Bay Water pH 6.86

Had a conversation with a neighbour and we started discussing Union Bay Water, he thought the water was acidic so I went to get some answers.

 

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Union Bay Water supply Langley Lake

Backgrounder;

The pH of pure water is 7. In general, water with a pH lower than 7 is considered acidic, and with a pH greater than 7 is considered basic. The normal range for pH in surface water systems is 6.5 to 8.5, and the pH range for groundwater systems is between 6 to 8.5. The Canadian drinking water quality guideline for pH is an Aesthetic Objective (AO) of between 6.5 and 8.5. pH

UBID Web site Page 3  Certificate of Analysis May 2018  pH 6.86 ( thanks UBID Public Works Superintendant Dan McGill)

Water with a low pH can be acidic, naturally soft and corrosive. … If your water is acidic (less than 7 pH) you may have problems with leaching of copper and lead from your plumbing.

Want to no more…..This fun video will cover information that you need to know about pH, Alkalinity, and Hardness

 

Now wasn’t that interesting….

Union Bay to Denman Island as the Crow fly’s

As I was taking a walk today, I stopped off at the post office and ask if they new the distance directly from Union Bay to the shore in Denman Island.

So, I decided to get some answers…

Union Bay to Denman Island as the Crow fly’s

Union Bay 270.45◦ across to Denman 90.39◦ 1.45nmi (2.68546Km) 124.7 ft deep in center

http://fishing-app.gpsnauticalcharts.com/i-boating-fishing-web-app/fishing-marine-charts-navigation.html?title=Baynes+Sound+boating+app#13.42/49.5697/-124.8448

UBID Sells Fire Hall Property and new owners are preparing site

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wiHJtmNHFFTcDbk1ftcSgrhBJZjq7eKp/view

From Union Bay Improvment District Web Site

McLeod Road Property – The McLeod Road property has been sold and the proceeds $323,200.90 will be applied to our capital infrastructure account. This property was originally purchased for a new Fire Department Building. A more suitable piece of property was provided to us by Union Bay Estates as part of our water agreement at a cost of $1.

Union Bay Improvement District and Kensington Island Properties AKA Union Bay Estates & C.V.R.D. Master Development Agreements

Had a discussion with my neighbour who was perplexed on why the agreement was not available on the Union Bay Improvement District site so I decided to go get some answers.

Master Development Agreement, 2010

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/sites/default/files/docs/Projects-Initiatives/UnionBay/mda_fb349802.pdf

Master Development Amending Agreement, 2017

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/sites/default/files/docs/Projects-Initiatives/UnionBay/mda_amending_agreement_ca6517324.pdf

Details on the amendment can be found in the staff report dated December 8, 2017.

https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/sites/default/files/docs/Projects-Initiatives/UnionBay/sr_report_with_consolidated_copy_of_new_mda.pdf

CLEAN AND SAFE WATER FOR UNION BAY FINAL REPORT
Seeking an Agreement between the Union Bay Improvement District and KensingtonIsland Properties
JS Mattison
August, 2017
Prepared for the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

https://union-bay.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/UBID-KIP-Final-Report-2017-August.pdf

Oops tried this link

http://union-bay.ca/union-bay-improvement-district-and-kensington-island-properties-sign-a-potable-water-servicing-and-infrastructure-agreement-on-october-12-2017/

Now why is that???????????? ( UBID deleted the Page)

Thanks to a Union Bay resident for a copy of the agreement. 

Potable Water service and infrastructure Agreement October 2017

UBID-KIP-PWSI-Agreement-Signed-4-Parties-13-10-17-Website

Union Bay Improvement District UBID Langley Lake Water Treatment Plant and Reservoir

This will be of some interest for Union Bay residents and Landowners.

https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/showDisplayDocument?sessionID=406701550&language=En&disID=40510849&docType=Tender&doc_search_by=Tend&fromEmail=yes

Tenders marked “Union Bay Improvement District – Langley Lake Water Treatment Plant and Reservoir” will be received at the office of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., PO Box 790, 194 Memorial Avenue, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G8 up to 2:00:00 pm local time, Tuesday, February 26th, 2019. Any Tenders received after the stated opening time will be returned to the tenderer unopened. Tenders will be opened in public at 194 Memorial Avenue, Parksville, BC, on the same day at the boardroom or other publicized location.

The work includes the supply of materials, labour, and equipment to construct a new Water Treatment Plant, Reservoir, installation of the new (pre-ordered) water treatment equipment, and including the following:
o installation, testing and commissioning of all process mechanical, electrical, instrumentation & controls, and installation of pre-ordered water treatment equipment, and associated PLC programming.

o Fabrication, welding, and installation of stainless steel piping including miscellaneous valves, fittings, and appurtenances.
o Installation of PVC water main piping and tie-ins.
o Design, supply and construction of a steel frame building and associated drainage and site works.
o Design, Supply and Construction of a Bolted Steel Reservoir.

Tender documents will be available at the office of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., 194 Memorial Avenue, Parksville, B.C. V9P 2G8 on or after Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. Digital copies of the Contract Documents and Drawings will be available upon request at no charge. Tenderers wishing to submit a Tender must register with Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. as a plan holder in order to receive all Questions & Answers Sheets and any Addendums that are issued.

Tenderers wishing to obtain hard copies of the Contract Documents and Drawings may request copies and pick these up from the office of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. following Payment in the amount of $105.00 per set, taxes included, must be made by cash or by cheque made payable to Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd. This payment is non-refundable. Enquiries regarding the project shall be directed to Ken Doll, P.Eng of Koers & Associates Engineering Ltd., at telephone 1-250-248-3151 or email kdoll@koers-eng.com.

Tenders must be accompanied by the specified Bid Bond, payable to the Union Bay Improvement District. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The Union Bay Improvement District reserves the right to waive informalities in or reject any or all tenders, or accept the tender deemed most favourable in the interests of the Owner. Tenders not conforming to the specified requirements may be returned to the Tenderer without consideration.

 

WPT Construction Contract awarded to Ridgeline Mechanical Contractor for $4,242,262

 Ridgeline Mechanical

ridgelinemechanical.com/contact-us/
Tel: (250) 483-3747. Fax: (250) 483-3357. Address: 496 Puntledge Road,
Courtenay BC,

 

Mason, Gordon
Chief Administrative Officer
Union Bay Improvement District
Administration
gmason@union-bay.ca
5579B. South Island Highway
Union Bay, British Columbia
V0R 3B0
Phone: 1 (250) 3352511
Fax:
Email: gmason@union-bay.ca

Union Bay Improvement Districts Alternate Universe June 3rd 2019

Union Bay Improvement Districts Alternate Universe

Trustee Kaljur stated at the Annual General Meeting

The Ministry has never said the Water Treatment Plant must constructed and operational as the Chair stated last night at the AGM.

“This is what multiple letters from the Ministry have actually stated:

  1. March 19, 2018 “…a vital step not yet completed – namely, getting construction of the water treatment plant well underway.” page 1
  2. “the practical window of opportunity for the CVRD to request a governance study opens following the October 2019 general local elections.” page 2 – Marijke Edmondson Director, Governance Structures
  3. May 6, 2019 “Once the new Board is up and running, the Ministry is prepared to support the efforts by UBID and the CVRD to work together to review governance. However, it is important that the priority work of continuing construction of the water system plant continues.” Brent Mueller Director, Governance Relations (note: Several landowners received this letter due to multiple complaints about UBID governance)

Why lie about something which can be so easily disputed? Whose interest is being served when we are denied access to infrastructure grants and municipal financing 2% below prime?

https://unionbay.news.blog/

Union Bay Improvment District Cash Cow….We are paying $113,328.00 per year in interest alone

Why did UBID not tell taxpayers that we would be borrowing 3.5 million dollars at 3.49% for 25 years?

Read more from Union Bay News…

UBID AGM JUNE 3, Finally.

I encourage every land owner in Union Bay to attend that meeting, and bring your questions, don’t be shy.

The audited financial statements are on the UBID web site, if you see something you don’t understand, ASK A QUESTION????

CONSIDER ATTENDING THE Union Bay Improvment District AGM ON MONDAY JUNE 3RD AT 7:00 PM AT THE COMMUNITY HALL

 

Union Bay expect 10 min. traffic delays May 27th to May 31st

Union Bay expect 10 min. traffic delays May 27th to May 31st  ….

Union Bay Estates AKA KIP Kensington Island Properties, aka 34083 Yukon Inc. best guess removal of trees and or contaminated soil.

Thanks to a local resident for the heads up….

UNION BAY, B.C – Those travelling along highway 19A next week should expect delays as Mainroad crews will be replacing culverts.

Starting Monday, May 27th, Mainroad crews will be performing a culvert replacement on Highway 19A near Union Bay.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 27th, and run through Friday, May 31st, between the
hours of 7:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m.

Single lane alternating traffic control will be implemented next Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with a full closure and detour expected on Tuesday.

Main road is asking motorists to slow down while crews work during the week.

For updates on the work and the expected delays, visit www.drivebc.ca.

Delays expected along highway 19A next week

Notice of Annual General & Inaugural Meetings
Annual General Meeting: Monday, June 3, 2019 7:00pm
Inaugural Meeting: Monday June 10, 2019 7:00pm
Main Hall, Union Bay Community Hall
5401 S. Island Highway, Union Bay
Landowners are encouraged to attend and learn more
about the 2018 audited financial statements presented by
MNP Assurance Services, staff reports from the Chief
Administrative Officer, Fire Chief, and Public Works
Superintendent