Water source concerns in the SCRD
Water hose. (Sharon Vanhouwe, mycoastnow.com staff)
The warm weather and little precipitation over the past month has resulted in almost all of the snow gone on the mountains above Chapman Lake.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District is reporting moving forward, water will be released from Chapman Lake and Chaster well will be put online to meet the current water demand.
Under the current drought conditions, water use priorities focus on water for human health, firefighting, and environmental protection.
As a result, Stage 3 water conservation regulations are expected to be implemented in the coming weeks.
In order to ensure an adequate water supply until early October, the District is asking the community to keep consumption below 14 million litres per day.
The water demand over the last couple of weeks has been up to 18 million litres per day.
Without significant rain, reducing water use is the only means of prolonging the water supply.