On Monday 22 June, Mayor and Council directed staff, in principle, to serve notice and initiate expropriation proceedings for the water utility assets in White Rock.
A final decision regarding the potential purchase of the water utility will be considered at a Special Council Meeting on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue. Staff will also bring forward possible amendments to the 2015-2019 Financial Plan for Council consideration. Amendments to include revenues and the capital and operating expenditures associated with the acquisition and ongoing costs of the water utility.
If the water utility is acquired, the City would also have control over decisions related to water quality as well as whether or not it wishes to continue to use the aquifer as a water source or to obtain its water supply from Metro Vancouver.