About the System

The Sticks Allison Water System is located on the north shore of Galiano Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area and provides drinking water to approximately 35 service connections. CRD Integrated Water Services is responsible for the overall operation of the water system with day-to-day operation, design and construction of water system facilities provided by the CRD Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Division. The quality of drinking water provided to customers in the Sticks-Allison Water System is overseen by the CRD Water Quality Division.

System Information

Water Restrictions

Current Conservation Stage: Stage 1

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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. 

Lawn 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 Sticks Allison Water System obtains its drinking water from a deep well located 75m east of Galiano Way Rd and 400m south of Sticks Allison Rd.

Water Treatment Process

The well water is disinfected at the well-head using ultraviolet light and chlorine (liquid sodium hypochlorite).

Distribution System

Disinfected water is pumped to a 90,000 litre storage reservoir and then is distributed to customers through a network of 100mm (4") pipes. Service connections are provided to the property line by 20 mm copper or polyethylene pipe with curb stops and individual household meters. Service from the property line to the dwelling is the homeowners’ responsibility. The distribution system contains both fire 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.