2.628 Water - Cedar Lane - SSI

The Cedar Lane Water System provides drinking water to a local service area on Salt Spring Island consisting of approximately 38 properties. The Cedar Lane Water System obtains its drinking water from two deep wells and is then treated by filtration, UV disinfection and sodium hypochlorite injection system.


In 2007, the CRD Board was requested, by petition from the property owners, to establish a water supply system covering the Cedar Lane Waterworks District (1982) area. The CRD Board adopted Bylaw No 3424 which established a service to operate the supply, conveyance, treatment, storage and distribution of water, called the Cedar Lane Water Service. In 2007, the Cedar Lane Waterworks District was dissolved by the Province of BC, and the assets and liabilities of the District were transferred to the CRD. The Service continues to be authorized and administered under CRD Bylaw No 3021.


A Commission, made up of local residents and property owners, and the SSI Electoral Area Director, provides community input for the delivery of the water service. The CRD contracts with the North Salt Spring Waterworks District to operate the water system. The contract is administered by the CRD Integrated Water Services Department.


The budget for this service is established through an annual CRD Financial Planning process, and is funded by connection charges and then through annual parcel taxes and water user fees levied in the local service area.