Get to Know Your H2O by Taking a Free Public Tour of the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area

Apr 21, 2016

Victoria, BC– The Capital Regional District (CRD) will be hosting the Get to Know Your H2O Water Tours from May to July 2016.

This free tour provides a first-hand look at the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area and System. During the tour you will discover the natural landscapes and water supply reservoirs. You will also learn about the disinfection process and supply infrastructure that provides Greater Victoria with high-quality drinking water all year round.

There are three tour options available:

Long Tours (5.5 hours) - Follows the flow of water starting at the north end of Sooke Lake Reservoir. This tour explores the surrounding forests, Rithet Creek (main tributary to Sooke Lake Reservoir), water supply facilities and the treatment process that ensures the water delivered to your tap is optimal. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Short Tours (3 hours) - This tour focuses on visits to Sooke Lake and Goldstream Lake reservoirs and the ultraviolet disinfection facility. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Family Tours (3 hours) - This tour includes a walk in the forest and several other short stops. Explore the plants and animals that call this special place home and learn how we all share this precious resource. Please note there are no baby changing facilities and strollers cannot be accommodated on the bus. Recommended for all ages.

For the detailed schedule and to register online, visit www.crd.bc.ca/watertours and book your spot on the bus today!

Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492