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In 2022, the SCRD will continue working on projects designed to increase water security for SCRD water users.

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In 2022, the SCRD will continue working on projects designed to increase water security for SCRD water users.

Click on the projects below to learn more!







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    The Havies properties have indicated they will provide rain barrels for the 100 new dwellings (minimum) that are proposed. Is this sufficient to stop gap the water shortage we experience every year? We have rain barrels and they are insuffcient for the types of drought we have experienced, we have to take shorter showers, collect bath water and dish water to water the garden. What rules do you propose waterwise for the Airbnb's that are going to be operating at the Havies development and the many other Airbnb's? The project is being marketed as investment property with potential for Airbnb with a property manager on site. It is time the Sunshine Coast let newcomers know that we have drought every summer and residents can not be forced to conserve whilst visitors happily shower and wash laundry every day. Perhaps Sunshine Coast Tourism or the SCRD/D0S could provide signage to go into every Airbnb and B&B to alert people to our situation i.e. Conserve water, PLEASE. Thank you.

    Bette Chadwick asked 4 months ago

    Rain barrels help households switch to using non-potable water outdoors, for gardening, boat washing and more. It’s positive to see a new development including rainwater harvesting in their design.

    As the planning authority for the electoral areas, the SCRD has not made any specific proposals related to short term rentals and water use. We are wondering what the community thinks about moving from residential flat rate to a pay per use rate. If you have additional thoughts about what the SCRD should consider to increase water awareness or other water conservation initiatives, we want to hear them! We have a survey to support the development of the SCRD Water Strategy, open until June 30. 

    The SCRD has been working with Sunshine Coast Tourism. Here’s a link to their website and they have developed a toolkit to share with their industry partners to support messaging, marketing, and conservations with tourists. 

    Thank you for conserving water everyday.

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    Has or will the 2018 modelling be updated to reflect our census data showing a population growth of 7% ? Does Chapman Water Services area still serve 19,000 residents or is it more?

    Kimd asked 5 months ago

    2021 census data indicated that the SCRD grew 7.3% over the last 5 years. That’s about 1.5% per year across the region. SCRD has been using 2% population growth in our water forecast projections.

     

    Using 2021 Stats Canada data and the number of service connections, we estimate there are now about 21,000 residents using the Chapman Water System.

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