Sandy Pridmore explains Courtenay's "absorbent soil policy" for capturing rainwater where it falls
Lessons Learned in the City of Courtenay
The City of Courtenay was the first BC municipality to adopt a policy requiring developers to provide a minimum soil depth on building sites. This is an important tool in the City’s rainwater management toolkit.
“The required depth of topsoil or amended soil is 300mm in all landscaped areas. The challenge for the City is in how to ensure that developers and house builders fulfil their obligations to provide and preserve the minimum required depth,” states Sandy Pridmore, the City’s representative on VICT.
For the complete story, click on Absorbent Soil for Rainwater Management – Lessons Learned in the City of Courtenay.
Posted September 2009