Langley Draft Water Management Plan

June 19, 2008

Due to rapid growth in Langley that is causing tremendous strain on aquifers, Langley has developed a draft water management plan that is currently going through a public consultation process.

The draft plan is the first comprehensive groundwater planning document in BC and aims at reducing water demand by 30% over the next decade. BC is the only province that does not regulate groundwater to prevent overuse and the data indicate that water level declines in Langley are indeed due to overuse, not lower precipitation levels. Read an article about the Langley initiative here.