Water Supply and Demand
Determining the future water demand involves establishing the volume of water required to meet the projected demand based on future population projections. It also establishes the capacity of the supply system components such as transmission main sizing, water treatment plant process rate, and balancing storage volumes.
There is sufficient water supply for the short term. Modeling indicates that by 2045 additional water will need to be sourced and the plan outlines the ability to invest in new infrastructure to draw water from the deep north basin of Sooke Lake Reservoir and diverting the Leech River into Sooke Lake Reservoir to increase the capacity of the system.
Consultation has concluded