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Drinking creek water

March 26, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
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Posted by: heckler

Up until 2007 or so, North Van didnt have a water filtration plant and drank from Seymour and Capilano lakes.  Which came from the creeks.

It was chlorinated though.  Now, it is also filtered.  Creeks are neither.  That said I have occasionally had a gulp of creek water over the years.  Generally not worth the risk unless in a true survival situation.

March 26, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
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Posted by: three-sheets

Switch, the ski hill has primary and secondary sewage treatment. They also have UV with chlorine back up water treatment and monitor the quality daily with weekly samples going for lab testing.

If youre on a bike....you're miles from the outflow.

The output of the effluent is into Francis Creek, and there has been allegations of untreated or improperly treated sewage entering the creek.

Francis Creek

March 26, 2017, 11 p.m.
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if I could fucking figure out how to pm you on this new bb I'd give you the facts

March 27, 2017, 12:54 a.m.
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Posted by: three-sheets

if I could fucking figure out how to pm you on this new bb I'd give you the facts

see that little envelope under the joined date which is below the user's name next to their post? click on that and it take you to a pm window.

March 27, 2017, 12:58 a.m.
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alternatively you could also click on the down arrow next to your name in the log in box in the top corner. when you do that it brings up a dialogue box where you can click on messages and go to your pm box. you've spent too much time up narth and it's frozen yer brain cells.

the shitty thing though is if you do it this way you have to make sure you get the user name correct, there is no drop down list generator like there is in vbulletin.


 Last edited by: syncro on March 27, 2017, 1:01 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 27, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
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guess i was too busy looking for the  words "private message" and not little drawings or clicky down arrows.

...damn kids these days

March 27, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
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Posted by: three-sheets

guess i was too busy looking for the words "private message" and not little drawings or clicky down arrows.

...damn kids these days

A couple of forums I belong to call it "(start a ) conversation". Which doesn't sound very private. Being old is harder than it looks....

March 27, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: three-sheets

if I could fucking figure out how to pm you on this new bb I'd give you the facts

see that little envelope under the joined date which is below the user's name next to their post? click on that and it take you to a pm window.

Thanks.

March 27, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
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Posted by: CB-Spoolmak

being old is harder than it looks....

Unless you're an ancient Egyptian and able to read  heiroglyphs.

April 3, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Posts: 17
Joined: Aug. 13, 2013

Or you could be safe all the time and use one of these.

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Water-Filter-Reviews/Sawyer-Mini

i don't even notice it's there,back flush it once every couple months.

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