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 work to decommission the dam is expected to be complete in 2019.
The dam decommissioning concept was developed over several years in consultation with numerous stakeholders. The documents below provide additional information.