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#1 Bingo

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 09:13 PM

Last winter the water was going over the spillway in early January. Presently the reservoir is about 75% full.

I pick Dec 12th this year.

#2 Bingo

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:22 PM

Sooke Lake is 99.9% full.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 03:00 PM

What a shame we cant capture the overflow and sell it to our cousins to the south!!!

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 12:02 AM

Sooke Lake is 99.9% full.


Egads! The CRD better enact Stage 3 watering restrictions immediately. How will we ever survive next summer with that emptiness of 1/10 of 1% full capacity??? :o

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:39 AM

Egads! The CRD better enact Stage 3 watering restrictions immediately. How will we ever survive next summer with that emptiness of 1/10 of 1% full capacity??? :o


Don't forget the consequent price increase on what we are allowed to use!

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:32 AM

I want to see the CRD's income and expense report for the water service.

Were they really going to run out of money if they didn't raise the rates?

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:33 AM

What a shame we cant capture the overflow and sell it to our cousins to the south!!!


Actually.. the CRD should open a bottling station there. They'd make a killing from selling bottled water.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:06 AM

Actually.. the CRD should open a bottling station there. They'd make a killing from selling bottled water.


I like your idea. Thats the type of thinking that enhances a community. Its a shame that the CRD is incapable of this type of perspective!

Create a community cause, divert all those plastic water bottels from the landfill, shred them, manufacture new bottles locally, fill them with our abundant resource of water, and compete.

Local jobs are created, revenue is earned instead of regressive taxes and the community is healthier.

You listening Nils?

#9 Bingo

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Water rates will likely go up again as households become more efficient at conserving water, and the CRD needs to make up the shortfall of related revenue.

Once again, the Sooke reservoir level is now at 100%, and the water is going over the spillway and down the river.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

So no watering restrictions this summer then! ;)

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#11 Mike K.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

The only restrictions will be instigated by homeowners when they realize how much it will cost to keep the garden properly watered.

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#12 Hotel Mike

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

There is something seriously wrong with the formula, when people do the right thing, i.e. use less water, and then have to pay extra for doing that!
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#13 Mike K.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Adding to that the urban core subsidizes the costly extension of water mains and supply of water to new suburban subdivisions.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

There is something seriously wrong with the formula, when people do the right thing, i.e. use less water, and then have to pay extra for doing that!


Only the government can design a system that defies the laws of free-market economics. :whyme:
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#15 Mr Cook Street

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

"Adding to that the urban core subsidizes the costly extension of water mains and supply of water to new suburban subdivisions."

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

^^ I am not sure. In a free market if the market anything begins to drop there are two options that are employed by companies. One is to lower the price in the hope that market share increases over the longer term and prices can go back up or as we see with some things the price increases to make up for falling demand. Only difference being that in a free enterprise sytem with the latter if demand continues to fall and increased prices cannot be maintained than the company closes.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Adding to that the urban core subsidizes the costly extension of water mains and supply of water to new suburban subdivisions.


Extension of water mains? I think the water gets to Westshore before it gets to Victoria, so Victoria would be at the end of that line.

The developer pays for the extension of water lines into any new development and the people who use the water pay for it the same as Victoria residents do.

Victoria is going to have to pay to upgrade it's water and waste water lines which are going to be subsidized by all the new residents in the new developments buying water.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

Adding to that the urban core subsidizes the costly extension of water mains and supply of water to new suburban subdivisions.


Victoria Attitude on display here. :rolleyes:

#19 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

... or as we see with some things the price increases to make up for falling demand.


Not so fast. Please name the thing you refer to here.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

I suppose BC Ferries could be another example of prices rising to cover costs, as fewer people use the ferries because of rising costs.

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