The flow in the Cowichan River is getting too low to sit idly by.
Brian Houle, Environmental Manager with the Catalyst Mill in Crofton says there’s been 3 dry years in a row and the company is taking some proactive measures.
Houle says they are exercising an option to pump water over the weir….

Initially, Catalyst was considering using diesel generators….

So, that means electric pumps will be used instead and work is underway to make that happen.
Houle says the electrical infrastructure is being installed near the weir and 20 electric pumps will be used to move water over it to keep the water flowing in the Cowichan River.

The cost of the project is being borne entirely by Catalyst.