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SRD Office - Holiday Hours

The SRD office will be closed for the holiday season starting Wed. Dec. 25th and will re-open on Thu. Jan. 2nd at 8:30 a.m.

Seasons greetings from the Directors and staff of the Strathcona Regional District.

Water Conservation Resources

Water Conservation Education Team

The water conservation education team will be present throughout Northern Area D over the summer. Contact them to answer your questions relating to water-wise use.

The team can provide resources to assist you with any of the following:

  • Details of Bylaw 324
  • Water-wise recommendations
  • DIY soil testing
  • Applying for water meters
  • List of local IIABC certified irrigation personnel
  • Other questions you may have

Throughout the year for answers to your questions, please contact the water hotline at 250-203-1820; or email 

Hiring an Irrigation Designer, Installer or Scheduler

The Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC) lists certified irrigation designers, installers and schedulers on their website – See sample list overleaf.

To do the search yourself, click on the link above, then in the drop down boxes select:

  • All types
  • Vancouver Island/Coast
  • All Classifications

To hire a contractor or for getting advice on irrigation scheduling, here are some recommendations from the Irrigation Industry Association of BC (IIABC). The last four points are most relevant when considering a new irrigation timer.

These questions should be asked before a contractor submits a proposal on your landscaping in order to protect yourself and your investment:

  • Do you have a business license and will you show it to me?
  • How many years has this specific company name been in business and can you supply reliable references?
  • Does your company carry liability insurance and if so, to what extent?
  • What type of cross connection control or backflow prevention is required by our municipality? Does your company have a certified cross-connection (backflow) expert on staff?
  • Is your company a member of the Irrigation Industry Association of B.C.? (You can search for Certified Professionals on the IIABC’s website to verify this.)
  • If I select your design, are you able to stamp your design with an approved IIABC Certified Irrigation Designer stamp or have an approved designer certify it?
  • What types of products will you use and why?
  • Is the contractor able to provide irrigation scheduling information using Farmwest and /or the IIABC scheduling calculator?
  • Has the contractor provided a schedule to match peak conditions and provided information on how to adjust the schedule?
  • Will the irrigation system be able to provide sufficient water to the plants within the local government watering restrictions