The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is in the process of updating its Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP) which protects Whistler’s water quality, public health and the environment.
A LWMP describes how liquid waste is managed in a community. It is a comprehensive, long-term strategy on how wastewater is collected, treated and disposed of with the goal of protecting water quality, public health and the environment.
Whistler’s current LWMP was completed in 1993 and updated in 2004.
Given Whistler’s population changes and improvements to wastewater management, as well as regulatory changes at the federal and provincial level, the plan is in need of an update.
The RMOW received a Federal Gas Tax Revenue Grant as a result of a three-party agreement between Canada-British Columbia-UBCM to fund the plan update, and the eligible grant period ends at the end of 2018.
The Liquid Waste Management Plan was endorsed by Council on October 16, 2018 and subsequently submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for approval.