City council urged to make water conservation a priority

Idea is to provide uninterrupted water and sewer services

  • Oct. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Scott Stanfield

Record staff

A local conservation group is urging Courtenay council to make water conservation a strategic priority.

The idea is to provide uninterrupted water and sewer services while progressing towards solutions to drought and flooding.

The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy suggests a comprehensive Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP) could be a solution to water conservation, and to improved water quality and flows to aquatic habitat.

In a presentation, Jack Minard showed a “vastly reduced” glacier by comparing a recent photo of the Comox ice field to a 1984 image.

“This is very serious,” he said. “We’re losing that storage.”

Coun. Erik Eriksson asked about the possibility of installing a second dam — one of many ideas of the CVCS. Minard said Victoria, which has a second dam, would be fine even if the city received no rain for 10 years.

The group is seeking “ongoing” consultation with the City, Minard added, responding to a question from Coun. Doug Hillian.

 

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