Salt Spring Island Water Optimization 

The Salt Spring Island Water Service Optimization Study is a joint study commissioned by CRD and the NSSWD with provincial funding to review ways to improve coordination between the public water service providers on the island.  The focus of the report identifies options to optimize water service delivery.  Both the CRD and NSSWD recognize better integration of water service delivery and management could benefit all residents in effectively managing shared water interests and concerns.

The report provides guidance for improving on-island water governance and administration, and building a collaborative strategy for accessing federal and provincial funding to address Salt Spring’s much-needed water infrastructure needs. Based on the Optimization Report, the Province, CRD, and NSSWD are committed to discussing the next steps.  Ratepayers will ultimately have to approve any governance and administrative changes.