Kemess North Mine Camp Water System

Water quality review

Kemess Mine operates in a remote area of Northern British Columbia. The existing drilled water well had been over pumped, causing pump failures and water shortages.

Kemess hired Opus DaytonKnight to review existing facilities and the well drilling and water quality data in order to make an application to the Public Health Engineer for a Waterworks Construction Permit.

Kemess Mine, operated in a remote area of Northern British Columbia, includes an onsite camp for employees working shifts. The existing drilled water well supplying the camp had been over pumped, causing pump failures and water shortages.

Kemess had been supplementing the camp water system with water trucked from wells at the adjacent mine’s pit operation facility. To avoid water shortages becoming a significant operational deficiency, Kemess required a new water supply be connected to the camp water system.