CRD Board Endorses Regional Water Supply Strategic Plan

Dec 14, 2017

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has endorsed the Regional Water Supply Strategic Plan. The plan went through a public engagement process beginning in June and was considered by the Water Advisory Committee and approved by the Regional Water Supply Commission in October.

This Strategic Plan for Regional Water Supply sets commitments and identifies strategic priorities and actions, with a planning horizon to the year 2050 that will guide the future direction for the Regional Water Supply Service. The plan supports CRD Board priorities, provides context for water servicing policy, and aligns with other CRD strategies and plans.

Areas of focus include water supply system infrastructure investment, climate change adaptation 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.

The CRD thanks residents of the region, municipal stakeholders, First Nations, and Island Health for their input into developing the plan.

Attachment: Regional Water Supply Strategic Plan

The CRD supplies drinking water for more than 370,000 people, supporting residential, commercial, institutional, light industrial, agricultural and public safety uses across the Greater Victoria area of Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

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.

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Ted Robbins, General Manager
Integrated Water Services
Tel: 250.360.3061
Cell: 250.217.9084

Tracy Urquhart, Communications Coordinator
Integrated Water Services
Tel: 250.474.9666
Cell: 250.516.4089