Metro Vancouver Agricultural Water Forum: context for a securing a dependable and sustainable water supply for agriculture in Pitt Meadows – a co-presentation by Forrest Smith and Randy Evans


Policies Affecting Agricultural Water Supply in the City of Pitt Meadows

“Our co-presentation provided an overview of potable and non-potable agricultural water requirements for the City of Pitt Meadows and the many competing interests of water conveyance systems throughout the City,” wrote Forrest Smith and Randy forrest-smith_dsc_0079_120pEvans.

As the Director of the Engineering & Operations Division, Forrest Smith is responsible for the engineering design, planning, construction and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure. He also spearheads the environmental protection and stewardship programs to ensure compliance and municipal leadership.

randy-evans_2016_trimmed_120pAs the Operations Superintendent, Randy Evans is responsible for for planning, directing and supervising the public works departments day-to-day operations. He has been with the City of Pitt Meadows for 11 years, worked with the City of Coquitlam as Drainage Superintendent for 16 years, and has a wealth of experience on the local public utilities.

Working Towards a Master Plan

“Between agricultural crop selection, flood protection, fire suppression, aquatic and terrestrial habitat, invasive species management, recreational uses and water licences, there are widespread competing interests with different requirements of the drainage / irrigation system.”

“Accordingly, the City is working towards the implementation of a Integrated Water Management Master Plan.”

To Learn More:

Download Towards an Integrated Water Management Master Plan in Pitt Meadows to view a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation by Forrest Smith and Randy Evans.