Metro Vancouver will be installing an interim public-facing alarm system at the Cleveland Dam and along the Capilano River.
Installation of six alarms along the Capilano River downstream of and at the Cleveland Dam will begin on April 26.
The alarms will include audible and visible signals.
Residents may see crews installing the alarms on new utility poles, however noise and traffic impacts are expected to be minimal.
Once installed, the alarms will be tested to ensure efficacy.
Residents may hear one or more five-minute tests per day for up to two weeks during the installation, and once per month when the interim public alarm system is in service.
Metro Vancouver will implement the public warning system in two phases: Phase 1 will include the installation of six public alarms, implementation of a text notification system, and installation of additional signage throughout the park.
It will also include public engagement from May 13 to July 30 to better understand opportunities and hear how these interim measures are working so that they can be adjusted as part of the design of a long-term system.
Phase 2, which will take place in early 2022, will share the recommended design for long-term public warning system enhancements for further comment from the community before the system is installed.
In addition to the alarms, new public safety information signage has been installed in numerous strategic locations throughout Capilano River Regional Park.
They can also sign up to receive Cleveland Dam Notification System SMS text and email alerts which will notify subscribers when the warning system is being tested, when there is an emergency alert, or when an emergency alert has ended.