2.626 Water - Fulford - SSI

The Fulford Water System provides drinking water to a local water service area on Salt Spring Island consisting of 101 properties including the Fulford School, BC Ferry terminal and businesses on the north side of Fulford Harbour. The Fulford Water System obtains its drinking water from Lake Weston and is treated by dissolved air flotation, filtration, disinfection with ultraviolet light and free chlorine using sodium hypochlorite.

Authority

In 2004, the local community requested the CRD Board to hold a referendum to establish a water supply system covering the area of the Fulford Harbour Waterworks District (1945). The referendum passed, and in 2004 the CRD Board adopted Bylaw No 3202 which established a service to operate the supply, conveyace, treatment, storage and distribution of water, called the Fulford Water Service. In 2005, the Fulford Harbour 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 3202.

Administration

A Commission, made up of local residents and property owners, and the SSI Electoral Area Director, provides community input for the delivery of the 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.