We envision a sustainable and resilient water supply for CRD residents.

drinking-waterStewardship of our drinking water supply means careful management of the systems that bring the water from the source to your tap, helping to ensure safe and sustainable drinking water for today and into the future.

The CRD carefully manages the supply and delivery of safe and sustainable drinking water through the Regional Water Supply System serving Greater Victoria, and distributes water directly to customers in several municipalities and electoral areas. Delivering safe drinking water from source to tap includes protecting the source, disinfecting the water and monitoring water quality, operating and maintaining transmission and distribution systems and investing in infrastructure renewal.

Key activities related to our commitment to water are outlined in the following plans and strategies:

  • The Regional Water Supply Strategic Plan sets commitments and identifies strategic priorities and actions, with a planning horizon to the year 2050 that will guide the future direction for the service.
  • The Regional Growth Strategy is a vision for the future of the capital region, guiding decisions on regional issues such as transportation, population growth and settlement patterns.
  • The CRD Board Priorities confirm the CRD’s vision, mission and mandate and set the long-term strategic direction for the CRD in order to respond to community needs.
  • The CRD Corporate Plan outlines how the CRD will respond to community needs and deliver on the CRD Board Priorities, ongoing service commitments and approved plans over four years.

The Regional Water Supply Commission provides direction on items related to drinking water supply for Greater Victoria. Local Service Area Commissions, through the Electoral Areas Committee, provides recommendations and advice to the Board on items related to local water systems.