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Groundwater Investigation

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

Project Backgrounder

Here is a short video introducing groundwater on the Sunshine Coast.

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

project Updates

  • Church Road Well Field is waiting for a water licence from the Province. Final design and complete and construction could be completed by summer 2022 if a licence is obtained. Visit the project's page for more information.
  • Round 2 test wells. Test wells were drilled at Maryanne West Park, on Harman Road in Upper Roberts Creek, at the Langdale pump station, and at Gray Creek. Water was found at Maryanne West Park, Langdale, and Gray Creek. 2021 Budget for next steps will be decided in February and March by the Board. Proposals include developing a monitoring program for Maryanne West Park area as updated mapping for aquifer 560 have it spanning from Elphinstone to Soames, including the Church Road Well Field and the Town of Gibsons Well Field. A proposal to develop a well field at Langdale Well and connecting the Langdale Water System to the Chapman Water System is being considered. Finally, a proposal to treat surface water from Gray Creek and using an existing water licence on the creek is also being considered instead of developing groundwater in that area since groundwater test wells found smaller flows than what can be accessed with the existing surface water licence.

REports and presentations

Round 2 - Test Drilling at Gray Creek area, Maryanne West Park, Harman Road area, and Langdale.

Phase 3 - Further Investigation and Preliminary Engineering Design

Phase 2 - Test Well Drilling to Investigate Actual Potential

Phase 1 - Desktop Study to Identify Best Sites