LIVING WATER SMART IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: “It would be huge if everyone in the Comox Valley valley continues to collaborate so that we are working towards the same outcome on the ground – protection of the water balance and prevention of hydrologic impacts,” stated Shelley Ashfield, Director of Operations with the Town of Comox
“Now that the Northeast Comox rainwater management plan is in place, water balance modeling is a requirement, and supporting bylaws help us regulate what developers must do on the ground. Two new bylaws underpin the Town’s regulatory framework for maintaining the water balance after land is developed. The framework accounts for all three pathways by which rainwater reaches a stream, incorporates an Adaptive Management Plan, and is supported by a monitoring program. The plan identifies triggers that would lead to changes,” stated Shelley Ashfield.