Project Type Water
Project Status Completed
Project Area Southern Gulf Islands
Estimated Cost $460,000


Construction Update

Construction is now nearing completion with all major components of the decommissioning works complete. The outlet stream channel has been reinstated to its original alignment, the dam embankment removed and the new level of Gardom Pond established. Modifications to the existing 6" dry hydrant are complete and the system has been successfully tested by the local Fire Department.


The CRD is one of six water license holders tied to lands adjacent to Gardom Pond and held as part of the Pender Island Parks and Recreation Service. Gardom Pond has been classified as "high consequence" and in 2017 the water license holders agreed to decommission the pond.

In 2018, the CRD received $460,000 in federal and provincial grant funding through the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) for the decommissioning of Gardom Pond dam on Pender Island.

The dam decommissioning concept was developed over several years considering, and in consultation with, the following stakeholders:

  • The six water license holders held on Gardom Pond dam
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development, Regional Dam Safety Officer
  • Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, South Island Operations Manager
  • Pender Island Fire Rescue, Fire Chief
  • Islands Trust, Regional Planning Manager
  • Island Trust Fund, Manager
  • Razor Point Improvement District with regards to their land encumbrance for water supply lines, Trustee


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Additional Information

For more information, and additional documents, please visit Gardom Pond Dam

Contact Us

Please email Ben Martin, Senior Project Engineer, for more information.