The Port Renfrew Water System is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area and provides drinking water to approximately 187 customers in a part of the Town of Port Renfrew, known as Beach Camp and Snuggery Cove. 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 Port Renfrew Water System is overseen by the CRD Water Quality Division.

The Port Renfrew water system is currently supplied from a single ground water source, (Well PW#3), that pumps to a nearby water treatment facility, located east of Port Renfrew.

Water Treatment Process

Water from the well is pumped to an aeration tower for hydrogen sulphide removal. Following disinfection with chlorine (liquid sodium hypochlorite), the water is pumped to a 454 cubic metre storage reservoir above Beach Camp.

Distribution System

Disinfected water is pumped to a 454 cubic metre storage reservoir and then is distributed to customers through a 4,400 metre network of 150 mm (6") and 100 mm (4") AC water mains (to the Beach Camp Area) and through a 2,100 metre network of 150 mm (6") and 100 mm (4") PVC water mains (to the Snuggery Cove Area). 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.