Chilliwack-based WaterWealth Project is surveying Fraser Valley businesses now to get their perspectives on the region's waterways until May 22.

Business owners surveyed on water issues

“From our perspective at WaterWealth, the environment and economy walk hand-in-hand — we can’t have one without the other.

The economy doesn’t always have to be pitted against the environment.

The Chilliwack-based WaterWealth Project is surveying Fraser Valley businesses to get their perspectives on the region’s waterways until May 22.

“All too often, conversations about the economy and the environment are pitted against one another,” said Natalie Jones, Community Organizer with WaterWealth. “From our perspective at WaterWealth, the environment and economy walk hand-in-hand – we can’t have one without the other.

“So we need to better understand, as a community, the unique ways that the two interact in our region.”

The online survey features questions about the strengths and health of the local economy; points of pride that business owners hold for their enterprise and community; what ways businesses rely on waterways; and overall opinions about the issues impacting water.

Respondents have a chance to win a lunch for two at a restaurant of their choice.

They are inviting entrepreneurs and associations to complete the survey at: www.waterwealthproject.com/business_survey.