The City of Coquitlam reported back to Hoy-Creek Watershed Society that:
June 3 - Staff attended, put out three booms at first outfall behind 2978 Walton along the trail. Minimal flow entering creek, but it is milky coming out of outfall. Suspect latex paint. Checked upstream manholes and area, could not find any source. C/B's are also full of white cotton hindering ability to see clearly into them. Upon return to outfall, water appeared to be running more clear, so it was dissipating out, spoke with some people in area and asked if they knew of anyone doing any construction/painting in area, no luck.
June 3- 20:30 - another call received, caller said at the beginning of his walk this evening, the creek looked somewhat contaminated, not too noticeable. Within the last 30 minutes, he said it has gotten 10x worse and is almost white.
Staff informed, and will attend again. Staff reported state of creek has improved since last time at site.
June 4 - Booms collecting milky substance still in place. Someone has placed plywood across the creek to dam it to collect substance, may want to remove this. Checked upstream m/h and c/b's, everything looks ok.
Environmental Services and Worksite Bylaw Officers were out on June 4 investigating the catch basins on White Pine Place cul-de-sac.
Unfortunately the source or culprits were not found.
If you see a spill in either Hoy or Scott Creek please call the City of Coquitlam - Municipality’s 24 hour reporting line (604) 927-3500.