We just learned that the Province has opened up a comment period with regards to proposed regulations that will come into force under the Water Sustainability Act in 2016.
See their online comment forum here: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/watersustainabilityact/2015/07/30/blog-post-16-proposed-water-policies-what-do-you-think/
The proposed policies include:
- Licensing (non-domestic) groundwaterAll water beneath the surface of the ground whether in liquid or solid state. use
- Updated groundwaterAll water beneath the surface of the ground whether in liquid or solid state. protection regulations
- Dam safety
- Strengthening compliance
Feedback is accepted until September 8th, 2015.