City of Powell River’s water supply, unlike those in areas such as the lower Sunshine Coast, are more than adequate for the city’s current requirements.
At the October 6 city council meeting, councillor Jim Palm said there have been stories online about the drought and the effect it is having on the lower Sunshine Coast.
“They are in dire straits with water down there,” said Palm.
He said city director of infrastructure Tor Birtig has indicated that the water supply in Haslam Lake is adequate for requirements.
“I want to assure the public that our water levels are above the norm for this time of year, even though the hot conditions have persisted for some time,” said Palm. “Water, as a resource, will continue to serve this community very well going forward.”
States of local emergency came into force south of Powell River on October 17, in the Sunshine Coast Regional District, District of Sechelt and shíshálh Nation lands because of the ongoing drought and associated risk to the Chapman water supply.