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Raw Water ReservoirS

The development of Raw Water Reservoirs is recommended in the Comprehensive Regional Water Plan to address the Regional Water System’s storage deficit. The siting and design of these reservoirs will require a complex, multi-phased project. Here is a two page backgrounder of the project.

The Raw Water Reservoirs are one component of the Comprehensive Regional Water Plan strategy to meet the community's water needs now and in the future.

Phase 1 involved a Water Demand Analysis to develop a better understanding of the water supply deficit.

Phase 2 Feasiblity Study used the water demand analysis to inform storage requirements of the Raw Water Reservoirs. A series of selection criteria was developed and led to an analysis of all potential sites in the Chapman watershed area. This initial site selection has led to four potential sites with class D cost estimates. Construction costs range from $8.7 to $23.8 million.

Phase 3 has been approved as part of the SCRD's 2019 budget and will involve more detailed study and design of the four sites.