Victoria, BC– Have you ever wondered where your drinking water comes from? Get to know your H2O at the H2Open House, a fun and educational experience for family members of all ages. Residents will get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ peek at the history of the Regional Water Supply System that provides drinking water to Greater Victoria.
This year is the 100th Anniversary of Sooke Lake Reservoir and the origins of the Regional Water Supply System, which continues to provide a reliable supply of clean and safe drinking water to the residents of our growing region. The reservoir continues to supply nearly all of the water used by area residents. Currently across the region, the CRD treats and delivers an average of 130 million litres of water every day.
When: Saturday, June 20th from 10am to 4pm
Where: CRD Watershed Field Operations Centre (2995 Sooke Lake Road – near Goldstream Park campground).
Activities at the open house will include short bus tours, Kid Zone, Forest Fire Fighting Training Challenge, Equipment Petting Zoo, Crafts, water-themed photo booth, food trucks and much more.
Visit www.crd.bc.ca/openhouse to learn more and to pre-register to secure a free kid’s t-shirt.
The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Annette Constabel, Senior Manager
CRD Watershed Protection, Integrated Water Services