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New water source gets go-ahead


After three years of studies, applications, ongoing work and discussions with the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation, the Provincial Government and other local governments, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) in BC has received a water license for the Church Road Well Field in Granthams Landing. Once in use, the Church Road Well will provide a projected additional supply just short of five million litres of water per day to the Chapman Water System.

“This water license has been a long time coming so we are delighted to see that it has finally been issued by the Provincial Government,” says SCRD Board Chair Darnelda Siegers. “I want to recognize the efforts of our staff who have worked hard to move this project forward and I would also like to thank government partners on the Sunshine Coast for everything they have done on this project to date.”

“It is intended that the addition of this water source, along with water conservation in our community will result in the community not having to exceed Stage 2 or Stage 3 water regulations through the Summer months,” says Remko Rosenboom, general manager of Infrastructure Services, at the SCRD.

The contract award for the construction of the Church Road Well will be voted on at the SCRD board meeting on January 13, 2022.



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