Category Archives: Latest News

District Receives Econics Report on District Finances

The District recently commissioned Econics to undertake an in-depth look at the District’s current and future financial picture including rates, cost of service and capital works.  The final report and recommendations are now available here.  Econics specialize in consulting on … Continue reading

NSSWD Receives Two Critical Reports by Dr. Maggie Squires, limnologist

The District is pleased to announce the completion of two critical reports by Dr. Maggie Squires, limnologist. The first report, Internal Phosphorus Loading in Lakes: How It Works and Why Artificial Aeration Doesn’t Work, is a review of the literature … Continue reading

Inspector of Municipalities Rules in Favour of NSSWD re Brinkworthy Appeal of Parcel Tax Classification

Inspector of Municipalities Rules in Favour of NSSWD re Brinkworthy Appeal of Parcel Tax Classification The Inspector of Municipalities, Tara Faganello, has upheld the decision of the District’s Court of Revision and ratified the parcel tax classification assigned by the … Continue reading

Moving Forward – A Message from the Board of Trustees

Moving Forward – A Message from the Board of Trustees  With a little over a week remaining until islanders go to the polls to determine the governance model under which the North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) will operate, the … Continue reading

Contract Awarded for St. Mary DAF Water Treatment Plant

Contract Awarded for St. Mary DAF Water Treatment Plant North Salt Spring Waterworks is pleased to announce the contract to build the St. Mary Lake Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) Water Treatment Plant has been awarded to Maple Reinders Inc.  They … Continue reading

Level 3 Conservation Regulations Now in Effect

Level 3 Conservation Regulations Now in Effect The District has moved to Level 3 Conservation effective immediately. The St. Mary lake level, while still higher than 2014/15//16, is at 40.514 m asl and beginning to drop more rapidly, as is … Continue reading

Maxwell Watershed – Fire Danger

Maxwell Lake Watershed North Salt Spring Waterworks (NSSWD) staff and the RCMP recently located a campsite in the Maxwell Lake watershed lands. The site included a fire pit that had been very recently used. The NSSWD Board of Trustees would … Continue reading

NSSWD Board Favours Incorporation

NSSWD Board Favours Incorporation The Board of Trustees of the North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) unanimously voted in favour of incorporation for Salt Spring as being in the best interests of the NSSWD’s ratepayers at the May 24th Trustee’s … Continue reading

Brinkworthy vs. NSSWD Judicial Review

PRESS RELEASE Brinkworthy Properties Ltd. vs. NSSWD Justice J. Greyell in the Supreme Court of British Columbia released his ruling on the judicial review of Brinkworthy Properties Ltd. vs. North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) on June 7, 2017. The … Continue reading

Board Unanimously in Favour of Incorporation

PRESS RELEASE May 26, 2017 At their May 24, 2017 Board meeting, the Board of Trustees of the North Salt Spring Waterworks District unanimously passed a resolution that the Board is in favour of incorporation for Salt Spring Island. The … Continue reading