About the System

The Skana Water System is located on the north side of Mayne Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area and provides drinking water to approximately 48 service connections. CRD Integrated Water Services is responsible for the overall operation of the water system. The design and construction of water system facilities are overseen by the CRD Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Division. The day-to-day operations and maintenance is conducted by a contractor. The quality of drinking water provided to customers in the Skana Water System is overseen by the CRD Water Quality Division.

System Information

Water Restrictions

Current conservation level: No restrictions  

Every drop counts! Visit our resource page for more ways to use water wisely.

Water Conservation Bylaw 4492

The Electoral Area Water Conservation Bylaw (4492) is in effect May 1 to September 30, unless otherwise authorized by the General Manager of Integrated Water Services. 

Watering schedule:

  • Stage 1 – Watering only permitted once per week between the hours of 4-10am or 7-10pm.
  • Stage 2 – Watering only permitted once every two weeks between the hours of 4-10am or 7-10pm.
  • Stage 3 – Watering not permitted.

Source Water

The Skana Water System obtains its drinking water from a well field.

Water Treatment Process

The water treatment process for the Skana Water System consists of disinfection using ultraviolet light and chlorine (liquid sodium hypochlorite).

Distribution System

Treated water is pumped to Skana Tanks #1 and #2 which are separate storage tanks located adjacent to each other. The distribution system is comprised of 100mm (4”) water mains. Service connections are provided to the property line with curb stops and individual household meters. Service from the property line to the dwelling is the homeowners’ responsibility. The distribution system also contains hydrants and standpipes.

Water and Sewer Emergencies: 1.855.822.4426

When phoning with respect to an emergency, please specify to the operator the service area in which the emergency has occurred.

General Inquiries: 1.800.663.4425

Emergency Notifications

Register for the Emergency Notification System to receive drinking water related notifications such as boil water advisories. This system is also used to notify Electoral Area residents in the event of a disaster or emergency such as earthquakes, tsunami warnings, or hazardous spills.