Sandwick Waterworks District joining the regional water system

Area B residents switching to CVRD water system effective on January 1, 2017.

  • Dec. 15, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The Sandwick Waterworks District is disbanding and will convert its water supply and distribution services for electoral area B residents to the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) regional water system effective on January 1, 2017. On the same date, Sandwick residents living within the City of Courtenay boundary will begin paying for their water services through the City of Courtenay.

City of Courtenay residents on Sandwick water will see their annual water bill included on their annual property tax notice beginning in 2017. Commercial and multi-family properties will be connected to water meters in 2017 and transition from an annual flat rate to quarterly metered billing in 2018.

Area B residents will be required to pay for the system modifications that are required to convert Sandwick to the regional water system. Without additional grant funding, the total cost is estimated at $4,902 per single family home. Payment options are available and the CVRD is communicating with residents about project costs and the billing process.

The City and the CVRD are working closely to ensure a smooth transition of the water supply conversion, and will be communicating directly with residents in their respective jurisdictions to keep them informed of project progress and impacts.

The Sandwick Waterworks District has delivered potable water to its residents since 1965. During their annual general meeting in 2013, the board of trustees supported a resolution requesting the CVRD initiate a study of the options and costs associated with converting to a regional district service. This request was based on challenges around water supply and sources, health authority regulations pertaining to surface water treatment and organizational capacity.

Three years later, the district decided to disband and convert to the CVRD service area. The CVRD approved the decision and the transfer date for the services was set at January 1, 2017.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

L’Arche Comox Valley community reeling over findings of inquiry into founder

The local L’Arche community is reeling in the wake of a report… Continue reading

Comox Valley Waldorf School closing

The Comox Valley Waldorf School (CVWS) is familiar with change. It has… Continue reading

Comox Valley students sparkle with gold at Skills Canada event

Valley secondary students captured gold in 13 of the 20 different trades and technology-based events.

VIU students pitch planning projects to Cumberland

Students looked at topics such as historical values and parking issues

Comox Valley ends tough VIJHL season with a win

Glacier Kings more than double last year’s win total but miss post-season

Annual Comox Valley fundraiser closing in on $100,000 goal

The Comox Valley Transition Society and the Dawn to Dawn Action on… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Canadian L’Arche group shocked by report that founder sexually abused women

A report by a French-based charity that helps people who are developmentally… Continue reading

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

Most Read