Courtenay is the first BC municipality to implement a ‘Soil Depth Policy’ for rainwater management

Richard boase doing a soil demonstration at 2004 udi workshop

Capture Rain Where It Falls

In January 2004, the City of Courtenay  was the first BC municipality to adopt  a policy requiring developers to provide a minimum soil depth on building  sites.

Sandy Pridmore, City of CourtenayAt the 2007 Water Balance Model Partners Forum, the Cit’s Sandy Pridmore reported that “Because the City places importance on the soil sponge as a rainwater management tool, we are currently exploring options to ensure that developers and house builders fulfil their obligations to provide and preserve the minimum required depth.”

The Inter-Governmental Partnership held the  Water Balance Model Partners Forum  so that Partners could share success stories and lessons learned in implementing green infrastructure.

To Learn More:

Read the complete set of stories posted about the 2007 Water Balance Model Partners Forum.