The Magic Lake Estates Water System is located on the south shore of North Pender Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area and provides drinking water to approximately 1036 customers. CRD Integrated Water Services is responsible for the overall operation of the water system with day-to-day operation and maintenance, design and construction of water system facilities provided by the CRD Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Divisions. The quality of drinking water provided to customers in the Magic Lake Estates Water System is overseen by the CRD Water Quality Division.

Source Water

The Magic Lake Estates Water System obtains its drinking water from two surface water sources: Buck Lake and Magic Lake (formerly called Lake Pender). Buck Lake is the principal water source for the water system and is a man-made lake created by the construction of an earthen dam to divert Shingle Creek into the impounded area. Magic Lake is also a man-made source formed by raising the water level with earthen dams.

Water Treatment Process

The Magic Lake water system was upgraded in 2013 to include one centralized treatment plant consisting of dissolved air flotation, filtration, disinfection with ultra violet light and chlorine disinfection, and a new 165,000 imperial gallon storage tank (Frigate Tank).

Distribution System

Disinfected water is pumped from the new treatment plant to both the distribution system and Frigate and Captain Storage tanks. Drinking water is distributed to customers using a network of 150mm, 100mm, 50mm PVC 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 contains both fire 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.