The Cedar Lane Water System is located on the north east side of Salt Spring Island and provides drinking water to approximately 37 customers. 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.

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

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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.