Islands Trust concerned about worsening impact of drought
With no end in sight to the drought, the Islands Trust is growing increasingly worried about the impact on Gulf Islanders.
Chair Peter Luckham says water supply has been an issue on a lot of the islands for years, but this summer they’re hearing from more people whose wells are now running dry.
He says there’s not much the Trust can do, beyond encouraging people to conserve.
Luckham says, in the meantime, some Gulf Island residents are having to look elsewhere for water, but it’s not cheap.
He says bringing just one truckload of water to Thetis Island, for example, costs around 850 dollars.
Others are turning to desalination technology to increase their water supplies.