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As an essential service provider, the SRD operates and maintains service delivery that is crucial to the well-being of residents

The following services are provided by the SRD Engineering Department:

  • Sewer (Electoral Area C)- The SRD owns and operates the Quathiaski Cove Sanitary Sewerage System on the west side of Quadra Island, at Quathiaski Cove.
  • Water (Electoral Area D) –  The SRD owns and maintains the Electoral Area D Water Service which provides high quality drinking water to approximately 1,135 homes and businesses from the Jubilee Parkway to York Road.
  • Solid Waste (Electoral Area A & B) –  The SRD provides solid waste services to residents living in the Sayward Valley (Electoral Area A) through the Comox Strathcona Waste Management) and on Cortes island (Electoral Area B).

For up-to-date information from Comox Strathcona Waste Management, click HERE or contact with your questions.


Feb 10, 2022 –  Existing Use Groundwater

The SRD does not have a service for groundwater; however the following is applicable to residents of all Electoral Areas.

All irrigators, industries, waterworks, commercial enterprises, and others who divert and use groundwater from a well or dugout for non–domestic purposes are required to apply for a water licence. Groundwater use that occurred on or before February 29,2016 is considered Existing Use. Existing Users must apply by March 1, 2022.

For complete information, please refer to the following link:

Contacts – Engineering Service: