Church Road Well Field Given Green Light to Operate

Tags:  2023 | News Release
Date Released: July 5, 2023

Great news, the Church Road well pumps will be turned on soon!

On June 30, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) was given the green light (“Leave to Commence”) by the Ministry of Forests to begin operating the Church Road well, a final water license was issued by the province and all conditions have been satisfied.

Compliance monitoring of the creek is required and a contract for this work will be awarded at the July 6 Special Board meeting. SCRD is working with the prime contractor – Maycon Construction Ltd. – for substantial completion sign off by July 7.

The completion of this project will contribute up to 4.6 million litres of water per day to the Chapman water system and is a significant step forward in securing water supply for the Sunshine Coast.

During the summer months, Gray Creek is also used as a water source. Water quality testing has been completed and approved by Vancouver Coastal Health. This source will go online on July 11 and will begin to provide up to three million litres of additional water per day to the Chapman water system.

On Thursday, July 6, at a Special Board meeting, SCRD staff will provide a water supply update to the SCRD Board and to the community. The agenda and links to join virtually or watch the meeting online can be found at