2.667 Water - Surfside Park Estates - SGI (Mayne)

The Surfside Park Estates Water System provides drinking water to a small Water Service Area consisting of approximately 110 lots on Mayne Island. The system obtains drinking water from a well. The water treatment process consists of arsenic removal, ultraviolet disinfection and adding chlorine.


In 2003, the CRD Board was requested by the community, to hold a referendum to establish a water supply system covering the area of Arbutus Water Utility (1970s), owned by the Arbutus Water Company Ltd. The referendum passed, and in 2003 the CRD Board adopted Bylaw No 3087 which established a Service to operate the supply, conveyance, treatment, storage and distribution of water called the Surfside Park Estates Water Service. In 2004, the assets of the Arbutus Water Utility were transferred to the CRD. The service continues to be authorized and administered under CRD Bylaw No 3087.


A Commission, made up of local residents and property owners, and the SGI Electoral Area Director, provides community input for the delivery of water service. The service is managed and operated 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.