The SCRD board is not solely “fixated on meters,” as suggested in Kathy Para’s Letter to the Editor in the Aug. 9 edition of Coast Reporter.
We are doing everything we can to increase water storage and find new sources of water to make us less reliant on Chapman Lake. Infrastructure projects underway at this time include drilling for groundwater, planning for raw water reservoirs, Gibsons’ uncoupling of zone 3, and review of conservation methods, such as the drought management plan. And yes, pursuing the implementation of water meters.
Conserving the water that is already in our system by finding leaks, and compiling data that help us understand actual water usage in our community is one drop in the bucket of water infrastructure.
Don’t worry, we will be “spending more money on infrastructure.” But infrastructure takes time to plan and build; in the meantime we must make the best possible use of the water we have.
The projects currently underway can be found at www.scrd.ca/Water#
Or, please call me at 604-740-2370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Pratt, Chair, SCRD, Director Area B, Halfmoon Bay