About the System

The Cedar Lane Water System is located on the north east side of Salt Spring Island and provides drinking water to approximately 37 service connections. The CRD Integrated Water Services is responsible for the overall operation of the water system. The design and construction of water system facilities are overseen by the CRD Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Division. The day-to-day operations and maintenance are conducted by a contractor. The quality of drinking water provided to customers in the Cedar Lane Water System is overseen by the CRD Water Quality Division.

System Information

Water Conservation Bylaw 4492

Effective May 10, 2023 all electoral areas are required to comply with Bylaw 4492. Please read and familiarize yourself with the bylaw and ticketing information. For additional information, please refer to Bylaw 4492 frequently asked questions

Current Conservation Level: Stage 2

Water conservation bylaws are in effect from May 1 to September 30, unless otherwise authorized by the General Manger of Integrated Water Services. 

Due to continued drought conditions and low ground and surface water levels, the CRD has officially extended Bylaw 4492. The extension of the bylaw remains in effect until further notice.

By following these practices and using water wisely, you are helping protect your community from drought conditions. Every drop counts!    

Electoral Area Lawn Watering Schedule

In effect until further notice.

Stage 1 – Watering only permitted once per week between the hours of 4-10am or 7-10pm.

Stage 2 – Watering only permitted once every two weeks between the hours of 4-10am or 7-10pm.

Stage 3  Watering not permitted.

Source Water

The Cedar Lane Water System obtains its drinking water from two deep wells: Well #1 and Well #5. Well #5 is the primary source of water for the water system.

Water Treatment Process

The water treatment process consists of coarse filtration, Ultra Violet Light disinfection and chlorine (liquid sodium hypochlorite) disinfection.

Distribution System

Treated water is pumped to the Cedar lane tank and distributed to customers through a 1,500 metre network of 150mm (6”), 100mm (4“) and 50mm (2”) water mains. Service connections are provided to the property line with curb stops and individual household meters. Service from the property line to the dwelling is the homeowners’ responsibility. The distribution system also contains hydrants and standpipes.

Water and Sewer Emergencies 1.855.822.4426

When phoning with respect to an emergency, please specify to the operator the service area in which the emergency has occurred. This is a 24-hour line. Read more >>

General Inquiries: 1.800.663.4425

Emergency Notifications

Register for the Emergency Notification System to receive drinking water related notifications such as boil water advisories. This system is also used to notify Electoral Area residents in the event of a disaster or emergency such as earthquakes, tsunami warnings, or hazardous spills.