Singing Pass Reservoir
Updated November 8, 2016
The new concrete two-cell Olympic reservoir (see latest photo) has been built as part of the municipal drinking water system and crews are working to complete the work by December.
The existing Olympic Reservoir, located on Whistler Mountain, is nearing the end of its design life, does not meet current structural standards for seismic design, and is showing signs of deterioration. A replacement reservoir, a new water main and a valve station at the Gondola Bus Exchange to control reservoir supply and demand will be constructed in 2016. The new reservoir is two cells to make it easier to clean and inspect, because one cell can be drained while the other cell remains functional.
Impact to the public is expected to be minimal as the majority of this work takes place on Whistler Mountain and will not impact the water supply. Some of the work is taking place behind the #6 Bus Shelter at the Gondola Transit Exchange, work at this location is allowed to begin at 7 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
There will be days where larger trucks need to access the mountain through the Gondola Transit Exchange and during this time there may be congestion in that area.