Learn about SRD's water distribution network & contacts.
There are two water systems serving residents of Electoral Area D.
The Strathcona Regional District owns and maintains the Northern Electoral Area D Water Service which provides water to approximately 1,135 homes and businesses from the Jubilee Parkway to York Road.
The Comox Valley Regional District owns and maintains the Black Creek Oyster Bay (BCOB) Local Service Area, which serves Southern Area D residents from Oyster Bay Shoreline Park to the Oyster River.
- If you are part of the BCOB Local Service Area, please contact the CVRD with your questions or concerns. Moe information can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watersystems
- You can find the boundaries of the service area here.
About SRD Electoral Area D Water Service
Northern Electoral Area D drinking water comes from the Campbell River watershed. The SRD purchases bulk water from the City of Campbell River, which is responsible for the collection and treatment. The water is collected from John Hart lake and treated with U.V. radiation and chlorination to ensure safety and potability throughout the distribution system.
The distribution system is comprised of many components including pressure reducing valves, hydrants, valves and water mains and is one of the most complex medium sized distribution systems existing in British Columbia. The distribution system that serves the residents of Campbell River also serves the residents and businesses of northern Area D.
Throughout the year, the Strathcona Regional District restricts water usage in order to ensure residents have enough water to meet their basic needs. Visit the sprinkling restrictions page for the most current information.
Any change to water restrictions will be advertised in the local media, shared through the SRD Facebook page, and posted on this site.
Northern Electoral Area D Water LSA
Residents of northern Area D can help reduce the annual operating costs of running the system by adopting water-wise habits. An important component of water-wise use is understanding patterns of consumption and the importance of following the sprinkling restrictions set out in Bylaw 324.
Water use Bylaw 324
Strathcona Regional District’s Bylaw 324, being the “Electoral Area D Water Regulation, Fees, and Charges Bylaw –”, provides the regional district the authority to restrict discretionary water usage for the northern electoral Area D.
The regional district implements water use restrictions during both peak consumption periods (typically between 4 – 9 am and 7 – 11 pm.) and periods of high demand to maintain enough water for household and firefighting needs.
Periods of high demand
Periods of high demand occur in the summer, due to the typical climate pattern of warm, dry summers and cool rainy winters, spring, fall. Climate refers to average weather data over a 30 year period.
Figure 1. Climate pattern for the Black Creek area. (Source: http://climate.weather.gc.ca/FAQ_e.html#Q6). This climate graph represents averages for 1981 – 2010.
The increased water use is directly linked to garden irrigation practices, which often result in “over-watering”. (See Bylaw 324, pg 14.) “Over watering” means to water in a manner that saturates the lawn, boulevard or landscaped area and results to water spreading onto areas beyond them. Water consumption for 2017 and 2018 is shown below.
Figure 2. Water consumption in Area D throughout 2017 and 2018. Note the relationship with the climate normal graph. Greatest water consumption happens when precipitation decreases and daily temperatures increase.
How much water is 1 cubic meter (m3)?
264.2 US gallons (USG) / 220 Imperial gallons (IG)
How much water do you use?
Try these calculators to determine how much water your residence uses:
- Indoor use and conservation: https://www.home-water-works.org/calculator
- Outdoor use: http://www.bcagriculturewatercalculator.ca/
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