Using raw water to irrigate parks in Brighton may become a reality after the committee on environment utilities and corporate services voted in favour today of allowing the city administration to proceed with developing a plan to implement a pilot project in the new community.
Brad Zurevinski, from Dream Development, the company that proposed the idea says the use raw water for irrigating will cut costs for the city which spent approximately 2.4 million dollars last year on potable water to irrigate parks.
The primary source for the water will come from a storm pond and during a year with less water, water will be used from wells.
Raw water includes rain water, storm water, ground water and water from bodies of water including lakes and rivers.
The use of raw water is currently being used in other communities across North America for irrigating parks including Edmonton, Vancouver and San Francisco.