Phase 2 of the Croftonbook project is now underway. MSR Solutions Inc. is currently providing a review of the proposed grey water treatment and reuse system for Phase 2 of the Croftonbrook facilities on Salt Spring Island. They are also looking at capturing rainwater as an alternative water supply.
Grey Water and Water Conservation
Potable water comes from an onsite well. In order to conserve water, it has been proposed to use recycled grey water and captured rainwater to supply toilets in the new living units.
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV) owns and operates Croftonbrook. It provides 20 units of subsidized rental housing for seniors and people with disabilities. In response to the serious housing shortage in the community, IWAV proposed a 2-phase development to add 54 new rental units.
This is mixed model housing, so rentals will be available to individuals, couples and small families with low to moderate incomes. Some of the units will be provided for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Croftonbrook provides independent supportive living for seniors and people with disabilities. The Phase 2 development involves the construction of a new two-story building. It will have twenty-two, one bedroom living units, with laundry facilities on each floor.
The Croftonbrook development has received capital funding through the CRD Regional Housing First Program. This is a partnership with CRD, BC Housing and Island Health. The Salt Spring Island Foundation has also provided a grant to support the water system design.
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