Why Do We Need Innovative Rainwater Management?
The District of Sooke has recently completed construction of sewage collection and treatment facilities under a provincially mandated Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP). This three-stage process in now entering its final stage.
The LWMP process also requires the development of planning strategies for the long-term management of rainwater. Enhanced rainwater management will have direct effects on the environment (watercourses and watersheds), public health and well-being and the ways in which municipal infrastructure and private land is developed. The LWMP (Rainwater) Stage 1 provided an investigation of rainwater management options and has been approved by the provincial Ministry of Environment.
The District of Sooke is now proceeding with Stage 2 & 3 activities that will result in the development of the final plan for the management of rainwater. Council has formed a LWMP Advisory Committee – Rainwater. This committee will be instrumental in providing input to the District of Sooke and its consultants during the final plan development. To learn more about what Sooke is doing, click on Why Do We Need Innovative Rainwater Management?
To access a previous Water Bucket story, click on this link to First stand-alone “Liquid Waste Management Plan – Rainwater” to be undertaken in BC.
Posted May 2009