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Chapman Lake Supply Expansion Project

The goal of the Chapman Lake Supply Expansion project is to access five additional metres of water in Chapman Lake.

The current channel and weir allow access to three metres of the 30 metres deep lake. The project will make roughly 1 million additional cubic metres of water accessible, roughly doubling the Chapman Lake supply. This will provide additional water to support municipal supply, environmental flows for fish and ecosystems, and fire protection during periods of drought.

Increasing access to additional water at Chapman Lake is part of the Comprehensive Regional Water Plan (CRWP). Here is a two page summary of the CRWP.

The design is based on installing a pipe in the Chapman Lake channel to allow water to flow into Chapman Creek by gravity.

The SCRD approved the award of an engineering services contract to AECOM for the design, regulatory approvals, and construction management of the Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Project.

Chapman Lake is located in the Tetrahedron Provincial Park. BC Park's Management Plan for the park can be viewed here.

Fact sheet

This fact sheet provides you with some key information about the project.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

These questions and answers pertain to the Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Project.

The following are frequently asked questions directed at the Sunshine Coast Regional District from members of the public who attended an open house held on May 2, 2018 in Sechelt, BC. The Open House was organised and hosted by BC Parks as part of their public consultation process on the proposed reclassification of Tetrahedron Provincial Park.

Reports

2018 April: BC Parks letter regarding Tetrahedron Park – Sunshine Coast Regional District Community Water Supply - public consultation process (p175)

2018-MAR-01 Special Infrastructure Services Committee - Water Presentation

2017 November: BC Parks letter regarding Tetrahedron Park – Sunshine Coast Regional District Community Water Supply

2017 April: AECOM Infrastructure Committee Presentation update

2017 February Staff Report: Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Report

2016 November: Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Part 1

2016 November: Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Part 2

2016 July Staff Report: Chapman Lake Water Supply Expansion Budget Update

2016 July Staff Report: Chapman Lake Water Supply Siphon Update

2016 June: AECOM Presentation on Chapman Lake Expansion Project