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.
Here is a two page backgrounder that contains general information about this project.
- Test drilling for groundwater sources will commence on September 21 at Maryanne West Park, October 5 at DL 1312 in Upper Roberts Creek, October 26 at the Langdale pump station, and November 31 at Gray Creek. More details on this project in news release from September 16.
- Church Road Well Field is moving to final design and Well 3, the second of two production wells, will be drilled in summer 2020. Visit the project's page for more information.
- Round 2 of investigation will take place in 2020 with drilling at five other potential locations. This includes further exploration of the Gray Creek area and the Langdale Well area.
REports and presentations
Phase 3 - Further Investigation and Preliminary Engineering Design
- December 12, 2019 - Phase 3 Groundwater Investigation Report
- November 21, 2019 Staff Report - Groundwater Project Update. This report supports continued exploration of the Gray Creek Site. This report also represents the end to exploration of the Dusty Road and Mahan Road sites.
Phase 2 - Test Well Drilling to Investigate Actual Potential
- January 24, 2019 Report - Groundwater Investigation Phase 2 Results. The purpose of this report is to present the outcome of the Groundwater Investigation Phase 2. Audio of Board meeting.
- January 2019
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Phase 1 - Desktop Study to Identify Best Sites
- October 19, 2017 Staff Report - Groundwater Investigation to Supplement Chapman Creek Water Supply
- Groundwater Investigation Study presentation by Waterline Resources Inc. presented to the October 18, 2017 Infrastructure Services Committee.
- Full report on Groundwater Investigation to Supplement Chapman Creek Water Supply by Waterline Resources Inc. dated October 10, 2017.