A similar spill to that in August was reported to the City on September 11th.
Hoy-Scott Watershed Society was notified by the City of Coquitlam and were advised that at approximately 1:45 p.m. a resident reported a white milky substance in Hoy Creek visible along Guildford Way.
The City began immediate investigation and said they had narrowed the source area to between the Hatchery and Pinewood Avenue. A director of Hoy-Scott Watershed Society took the photos seen here at 3:30 pm.
We were later advised that a member from Environmental Services Division (ESD) walked a large section of the creek between Guildford and Pinewood, all inspected areas were cloudy/turbid. The fire department confirmed that the turbid water entered the channel below Pinewood Ave. The water appeared to be clearing when ESD was on site around 2:30 pm.
The City's Drainage Department inspected the 4-5 outfalls around Walton, Pinewood Ave and White Pine Pl. We were told that the water was all pretty clear and they could not identify which outfall the cloudy/turbid water originated from. Drainage also drove around some of the neighbourhoods in the catchment area looking for evidence of material being dumped into a catch basin but did not find anything suspicious. The spill was also reported to the Ministry of Environment.
Unfortunately the source was never found.
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