Regional Water Supply Commission Elects Chair and Vice-Chair

Jan 18, 2023

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce the election of District of Highlands Councillor Gord Baird as Chair and of District of North Saanich Councillor Celia Stock as Vice-Chair of the Regional Water Supply Commission (RWSC) for 2023.

The RWSC, a Commission of the CRD Board, provides leadership over the provision of high-quality drinking water and managing water supply catchment lands for local municipal governments and First Nation governments in Greater Victoria.

"As the newly elected chair of the Capital Regional District's Regional Water Supply Commission, I am honoured to take on the vital responsibility of securing a sustainable and dependable source of clean and safe drinking water for our ever-evolving region,” said Chair Baird. “It is imperative that we proactively plan and adapt to meet the current and future needs of our community."

Gord Baird is also the Chair of the Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission that administers the drinking water distribution system for Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, View Royal, Sooke and parts of Highlands and the Juan de Fuca Electoral area.

The RWSC undertakes significant work to advance the priorities and areas of focus identified in the Regional Water Supply Strategic Plan, including drinking water quality, population growth, climate change, education and engagement, drinking water transmission, capital investments and management of the water supply area.

Learn more about the Regional Water Supply Commission.


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