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Posted by raindrop on March 29, 2014

Councillor offers up water option
Rainwater harvesting would cover district

Cara McKenna / Daily News 
March 27, 2014 12:00 AM


As a water-sharing agreement with the City of Nanaimo moves forward, one Lantzville councillor is suggesting another option - a rainwater harvesting system encompassing the entire district.
Councillor Andrew Mostad has prepared a notice of motion asking for a rainwater harvesting system that would store a minimum of approximately 4,500 litres in all new development and significant renovations in Lantzville. Mostad introduced the notice of motion during a council meeting this week. He said he wants to see Lantzville explore ways to supply its own water, and has been looking at rainwater harvesting for a long time.
"It just kind of happened that all these different water issues are coming up at the same time, but it's really good timing because it puts all the different options on the table," he said.
"It could definitely be a great way of improving self-sufficiency. We wouldn't have to rely on Nanaimo, we wouldn't have to rely on developers, and individuals could take things into their own hands."
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Councillor offers up water option
Rainwater harvesting would cover district

Cara McKenna / Daily News 
March 27, 2014 12:00 AM
As a water-sharing agreement with the City of Nanaimo moves forward, one Lantzville councillor is suggesting another option - a rainwater harvesting system encompassing the entire district.
Coun. Andrew Mostad has prepared a notice of motion asking for a rainwater harvesting system that would store a minimum of approximately 4,500 litres in all new development and significant renovations in Lantzville. Mostad introduced the notice of motion during a council meeting this week. He said he wants to see Lantzville explore ways to supply its own water, and has been looking at rainwater harvesting for a long time.
"It just kind of happened that all these different water issues are coming up at the same time, but it's really good timing because it puts all the different options on the table," he said.
"It could definitely be a great way of improving self-sufficiency. We wouldn't have to rely on Nanaimo, we wouldn't have to rely on developers, and individuals could take things into their own hands."
Mostad added that nothing is final with the Nanaimo water agreement, and that the current agreement sets a maximum amount of water Lantzville is allowed to draw from.

Councillor offers up water option
Rainwater harvesting would cover district

Cara McKenna / Daily News 
March 27, 2014 12:00 AM
As a water-sharing agreement with the City of Nanaimo moves forward, one Lantzville councillor is suggesting another option - a rainwater harvesting system encompassing the entire district.
Coun. Andrew Mostad has prepared a notice of motion asking for a rainwater harvesting system that would store a minimum of approximately 4,500 litres in all new development and significant renovations in Lantzville. Mostad introduced the notice of motion during a council meeting this week. He said he wants to see Lantzville explore ways to supply its own water, and has been looking at rainwater harvesting for a long time.
"It just kind of happened that all these different water issues are coming up at the same time, but it's really good timing because it puts all the different options on the table," he said.
"It could definitely be a great way of improving self-sufficiency. We wouldn't have to rely on Nanaimo, we wouldn't have to rely on developers, and individuals could take things into their own hands."
Mostad added that nothing is final with the Nanaimo water agreement, and that the current agreement sets a maximum amount of water Lantzville is allowed to draw from.

Councillor offers up water option

Rainwater harvesting would cover district

 

Cara McKenna / Daily News
March 27, 2014 12:00 AM

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