A project of Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society


The Purpose of the Hornby Water Stewardship Project is to foster personal responsibility for water conservation and protection. Learn more by exploring this website and attending one of our meetings.


What B.C. Can Learn from California’s Drought

What B.C. Can Learn from California's Drought

Last week, the WSP and Ecojustice released the new research report California’s Oranges and B.C.’s Apples? Lessons for B.C. from California Groundwater Reform.

Authored by lawyer Randy Christensen and WSP lead Oliver M. Brandes, the report analyzes California’s recent groundwater law reforms while taking into account the climatic, social, and legal differences between the state and British Columbia.

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Areas of the website:

  • Access technical reports, projects and publications, the Groundwater Protection strategy and data.
  • Understand the topography of Hornby Island and how it affects ground-water recharge.
  • Learn about our groundwater supply aquifers and how they have been classified for supply capability and vulnerability to contamination.
  • Read about how to care for your septic tank/field system.
  • Find out  where you can access water testing bottles and instructions to take your well water sample and directions to North Island Laboratories.
  • Learn more about rainwater harvesting and how you too can conserve and take responsibility for your water supply by becoming a “harvester”.
  • Learn about, and visit, our demonstration project which is improving surface water quality and enhancing groundwater in the Sandpiper subdivision area.