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Groundwater Investigation

The Sunshine Coast Regional District’s Comprehensive Regional Water Plan outlines the need to investigate the possibility of supplementing the Chapman Creek water supply with a reliable source of groundwater. In 2016, the SCRD initiated the process of implementing a groundwater investigation project to be completed in four phases.

Project Backgrounder

Here is a two page backrounder that contains general information about this project.

project Updates

  • The development of a production well or well field at the Church Road area is feasible. The water supply situation for the Chapman Creek System would be significantly improved by the development of a well field. A budget proposal for Phase 3 of the development of a well field at this site has been approved.
  • Additional efforts are required to confirm the feasibility of the development of production wells at the Gray Creek area and the Dusty Road area in 2019.

REports and presentations

Groundwater Investigation Study presentation by Waterline Resources Inc. presented to the October 18, 2017 Infrastructure Services Committee.

October 19, 2017 Staff Report - Groundwater Investigation to Supplement Chapman Creek Water Supply

Full report on Groundwater Investigation to Supplement Chapman Creek Water Supply by Waterline Resources Inc. dated October 10, 2017.

March 8, 2018 Staff Report - Regional Groundwater Task Force - Consultation Report. This report documents the outcomes of the consultation process between local governments regarding the potential management of groundwater sources within the context of the region's water supply concerns.

March 15, 2018 Staff Report - Regional Groundwater Task Force - Next Steps. This report provides recommendations for proceeding with the next steps to supplement the Chapman Creek water supply.

April 19, 2018 Staff Report - Phase 2 Test Drilling of the Groundwater Investigation. This report provides recommendations for proceeding with Phase 2 test drilling for groundwater.

January 24, 2019 Staff Report - Groundwater Investigation Phase 2 Results. The purpose of this report is to present the outcome of the Groundwater Investigation Phase 2.