District of Sooke establishes British Columbia precedent with its ‘Liquid Waste Management Plan for Rainwater’
Protecting Water Quality is a Guiding Principle in Land Use Decisions
The District of Sooke on Vancouver Island has exceeded provincial requirements for liquid waste management and created a rainwater management plan that makes protecting water quality a guiding principle in land use decisions.
The Liquid Waste Management Plan for Rainwater works on three principles: protect existing water quality, prevent future damage, and remediate areas that may already be damaged.
“Sooke is proud of its natural environment. And as the first community in British Columbia to integrate both rainwater and sanitary in a liquid waste management plan, we now have the tools to protect the watersheds and the Sooke Harbour and Basin for future generations,” states Mayor Janet Evans
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Posted May 2011