Soft Path Strategy for Salt Spring Island, B.C.

March 2010

This Soft Path Strategy for Salt Spring Island was developed by the Water Sustainability Project team in collaboration with the Salt Spring Island Water Council. Salt Spring is the largest and most populous of the Gulf Islands and has a year round population of approximately 10,000 which doubles during the summer with tourists and temporary residents. Water supply and quality are issues on parts of Salt Spring, with some drinking water lakes being close to their capacity to meet current demand and future commitments for additional supply, and difficulties with private wells particularly on the north end of the island.

This strategy offers direction to Salt Spring's growing water use by recommending a commitment to “preserving water supplies for the next generation.” 

Author(s): 
Carol Maas
Susanne Porter-Bopp
Salt Spring Island Water Council

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