2.624 Water - Beddis - SSI

The Beddis Water System provides drinking water to a local service area consisting of approximately 130 lots in the Beddis subdivision on the east side of North Salt Spring Island. The Beddis Water System obtains its drinking water from Cusheon Lake and is treated at the Beddis Water Treatment Plant using high rate pressure filtration using sand filters and disinfection with sodium hypochlorite solution at the pump station discharge.

Authority

In 2004, the CRD Board was requested by the local community to hold a referendum to establish a water supply system covering the area of the Beddis Waterworks District (1975). The referendum passed, and in 2004 the CRD Board adopted Bylaw No 3188 which established a service to operate the supply, conveyance, treatment, storage and distribution of water, called, the Beddis Water Service. In 2005, the Beddis Waterworks District was dissolved by the Province of BC, and all assets and liabilities were transferred to the CRD, The service continues to be authorized and administered under CRD Bylaw No 3188.

Administration

A Commission, made up of local residents and property owners, and the SSI Electoral Area Director, provides community input for the delivery of water service. This service is managed and operated by the CRD Integrated Water Services Department.

Funding

The budget for this service is established through an annual CRD Financial Planning process, and is funded by connection charges and then through annual parcel taxes and water user fees levied in the local service area.