SECHELT, B.C. – It’s Drinking Water Week, and to celebrate H20 on the Sunshine Coast, the public is invited to take a free guided tour of the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s Chapman Water Treatment Plant.

As part of the week, which runs from May 5 to 11, people are invited to meet the facility’s operators and see what it takes to get safe, clean water to your taps.

Tours are scheduled for Wednesday (May 8) from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. and Friday (May 10) from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in a tour asked to do so via RSVP with Raphael Shay at raph.shay@scrd.ca or at 604-885-6800 ext. 6481.

Visit www.scrd.ca/Treatment.

About the plant

The Sunshine Coast Regional District supplies water to roughly 23,000 residents on the Sunshine Coast, with over 85 percent of this water coming from Chapman Creek.

The new water treatment plant is adjacent to the existing Selma Park Zone 2 reservoir.

The Chapman Creek Water Treatment Plant was commissioned in March 2004, supplying water to Sunshine Coast residents and visitors.