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2018 March Newsletter

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Interesting stuff


We are required to do bacterial testing on our water weekly.

For 2018 the district had no bacterial count in the water!

New to the District?

Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Rebates

Did you know that the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) rebates are now open for 2019

Rainwater Harvesting - up to $750. available for the purchase and installation of residential rainwater harvesting system.

Irrigation Upgrades & Soil Improvements - to improve the water efficiency of a residential landscape.

For applications and details visit www.rdnrebates.ca  Contact program staff for additional details at watersmart@rdn.bc.ca or 250 390-6560.

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission: The Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Waterworks District exists to provide clean and affordable drinking water to the ratepayers while being responsible stewards of the environment. 

Vision: We strive to be regarded as a "Top Tier" independent and local waterworks district, -one that is recognized for sustainable, reliable delivery of local water services, environmental stewardship, safe operating practices, and a balanced ratepayer centered approach.     

Values: We value a safe and effective workplace underpinned by mutual respect and dignity. We value the attributes of a small but strong independent organization that actively listens to its ratepayers and takes timely action. We value positive behaviours that yield collaborative learning, purposeful decisions and mission focused outcomes that enhance our long term organizational legacy and advocate for our ratepayers. 

 

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Welcome to the Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Waterworks District

The Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Water District provides potable water to the residents and businesses of Qualicum Bay, located on Vancouver Island, BC. The District was formed by the Letters Patent in 1968.

There are currently 506 active water connections and 478 land parcels in the District.  These connections are serviced by 3 wells and 2 glass infused steel reservoirs which hold approximately 110,000 imperial gallons/500,000 liters each. The three wells are considered medium deep wells  between 60 - 80 feet deep, and produce approximately 450 gallons of water per minute. The wells are located on the Quadra Sands Aquifer which is of high quality, and is suitable for human consumption without treatment. 

The water distribution system was constructed in phases over a period of more than 4 decades, with the original lines first built in the late 1960's. The current system consists of approximately 17, 550 metres (17.5 km) of distribution water lines.

Upcoming Events

Next Regular Board Meeting:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @1:00pm
Water District Boardroom
234 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay, BC

Office Hours: Mon-Thur- 12:30-4:00

Next Meter Reading:   Week of June 25, 2019

Current Water  DueMay 31, 2019

Current Parcel Tax Bill  Due July 3, 2019

Next Water Main Flushing: April 8 - 12, 2019

System Maintenance:

Next Annual General MeetingApril 17 , 2019 - 7:00pm at the Lighthouse Community Centre

Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Waterworks District

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