Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Watermetergate Update

It is hard for me to understand that for years nobody in the District of Tofino wondered why Ocean Village Beach Resort was getting a water bill over three times larger than Pacific Sands Beach Resort which is a much larger operation. I could understand one billing error but this has been going on for at least five years if not a decade !!
I've just used these bills as one example.....the problem is far greater than I imagined.


Anonymous said...

I don't understand either. Ocean Village has a water well (located on district road allowance I believe) that they have been able to use for all their irrigation. Ocean village also has a swimming pool. There may have been earlier water conservation efforts at Pacific Sands? Pacific Sands collects rainwater for all their irrigation.

Short showers with a shower head you can shut off between soaping and rinsing, clothes washer that being a front loader uses less water, dishwasher that is a low water usage model and flushing with rainwater can result in a Tofino water bill of less than $10 per person on the last water bill.

However you'd think someone would have noticed the discrepancies at the resorts.

Ralph Tieleman said...

It was pointed out by a loyal reader that the Pacific Sands meter reading was an estimate only. I am following up.