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Emergency backup system in place as Sunshine Coast enters Stage 4 water restrictions

A new emergency backup system is being used for the first time as the Sunshine Coast experiences an unseasonably late drought. The siphoning system allows water to be drawn from levels below the existing intake valves in Chapman Lake. It was purchased in response to the 2015 drought but wasn’t installed until now. “We’ve literally run out water,” said Sechelt mayor Bruce Milne. “It is severe.” Source: CBC News | October 6, 2017

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