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Office Closed Monday, Feb. 12th for Family Day

The office will be closed on Monday, February 12th for Family Day.

Website Redesign – RFP 005

The District is looking for a contractor to redesign/update this website.  Visit the Job Postings page for complete details.

No Service Interruptions at Present

There are no service interruptions at this time.

Logo Design Contest – Win a Household Water Conservation Package

Logo Design Contest

Win a Household Water Conservation Package

February 10, 2018 – The entry deadline for this has now closed and we are no longer accepting submissions.

Do you have hidden or not so hidden design talent?

The Waterworks needs a fresh, simple, new logo design for use across a variety of print and online media including; letterhead, business cards, our website and advertising, as well as for a range of large and small signage on buildings, equipment, trucks and fences.

The contest is open to all islanders and the successful designer will win a Household Water Conservation Package consisting of a low-flush toilet, water-saver shower head and a rain barrel.

Visit the Job Posting & RFPs page for full details.

Holiday Office Hours

 

 

 

 

 

  • Friday, December 22 – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Monday, December 25 – closed
  • Tuesday, December 26 – closed
  • Friday, December 29 – 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
  • Monday, January 1 – closed

Happy Holidays!

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 financial sustainability, demand management, social marketing, and project management services to water service providers.  Results of this study will be used to inform future decision making and to assist with the District’s upcoming discussion with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

No Service Interruptions at Present

There are no service interruptions at present.

No Restrictions

Level 1

Bylaw 274 – Water Conservation Level 1 – Every Other Day Watering – April, September, and October

Odd numbered civic addresses may water on odd numbered days and even numbered civic addresses may water on even numbered days during the hours allowed per Conservation Level.  For multi-unit stratas, watering may be applied based on “unit numbers” or “irrigation zones” to achieve the net same level of watering on permitted days.

Sprinkler Watering

Note: For Levels 1-3 “Sprinkler Watering” includes all overhead and spray-type systems and micro and drip irrigation type systems.

Watering times are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and for no more than three (3) hours in duration per period with a maximum of six (6) hours of total allocated watering per day. Vegetable gardens, shrubs, trees and flowers are restricted to a hand held container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle if watered outside of the times permitted for a maximum of 1 hour per watering day.

Vehicle and Boat Washing

Vehicles, RVs, and boats may be washed with water using a hand held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

Driveways, Sidewalks, Parking Lots and Buildings

Persons may use District supplied potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots and exterior building surfaces.

Wading Pools, Hot Tubs, Swimming Pools, Garden Ponds and Water Features

Wading pools and hot tubs may be filled with water.  Swimming pools, garden ponds and water features may be filled with water upon application for and receipt of a filling permit from the District. (Filling permits are $200.00 and valid for two weeks from date of issue.)

Public Parks, Open Space, and Sports Fields

Public parks, open space, and sports fields may be watered.

To view Bylaw 274 in full please click here.

Office Closed Monday, October 9th

The office is closed on Monday, October 9th for Thanksgiving.