The Capital Regional District (CRD) is hosting a series of five open houses to engage residents on the Strategic Plan for the Greater Victoria Water Supply System.
In 1999, the first Strategic Plan for Regional Water Management was completed. The plan, updated in 2004 and 2012, focused on water quality and watershed protection, options for demand management considering future service populations, and infrastructure priorities.
Areas of focus for the 2017 plan include water supply system infrastructure investment, adapting to climate change impacts, preparing for emergency and post-disaster water supply, addressing changing trends in water demand and planning for the future use of the Leech Water Supply Area.
Participants can learn about how the CRD plans to provide an adequate, long-term supply of high quality, safe drinking water through the Regional Water Supply System and provide feedback for consideration in the final plan.
July 5 (5-7pm)
Saanich Peninsula – Central Saanich Fire Hall
1512 Keating Cross Rd, Saanichton
July 6 (5-7pm)
Saanich – Greek Society Community Hall
4648 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC
July 11 (2-4pm) and July 12 (5-7pm)
Victoria – CRD Centre for Engagement
625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC
July 13 (5-7pm)
Westshore – Juan de Fuca Rec Centre
1767 Island Highway, Colwood, BC
For more information about the Strategic Plan for the Greater Victoria Water Supply System, visit www.crd.bc.ca/waterplan.
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, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Ted Robbins, General Manager
Integrated Water Services