Following a substantial community effort and many years, Whistler has an updated Official Community Plan and Vision (OCP) that sets the course for the community into the future. Whistler Council adopted the OCP at its meeting June 23, 2020. The new vision and OCP builds on Whistler 2020, Whistler’s previous guiding policy document. Work is underway to align existing community performance indicators with the new vision and OCP. Updated 2019 data will be available in summer 2020.
Wastewater Compliance Rate
Why monitor this
The waste water flowing into Whistler’s Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a potential pressure on local and regional water bodies. This plant, one of the best in Canada, cleans waste water by extracting excess nutrients and solid materials, and treats the water prior to releasing the effluent into the Cheakamus River. Monitoring this indicator helps us understand and address permit exceedences to maximize the quality of water and the receiving environment.
What this measures
This indicator tracks the number of days where effluent (water leaving the waste water plant) test results are out of compliance with the permit standards. Effluent water is tested periodically to find out whether permit requirements are being met. The permit is negotiated based on numerous factors, including cost, technology and the health of the Cheakamus River.