About the System

The Skana Water System is located on the north side of Mayne Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area and provides drinking water to approximately 48 customers. 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 is conducted by a contractor. The quality of drinking water provided to customers in the Skana Water System is overseen by the CRD Water Quality Division.

Water Conservation

The CRD's Stage 1 Watering Schedule is in effect May 1 until September 30. By following the Stage 1 Watering Schedule and using water wisely outdoors, you can help save water, money, time and the environment.

Source Water

The Skana Water System obtains its drinking water from a well field.

Water Treatment Process

The water treatment process for the Skana Water System consists of disinfection using ultraviolet light and chlorine (liquid sodium hypochlorite).

Distribution System

Treated water is pumped to Skana Tanks #1 and #2 which are separate storage tanks located adjacent to each other. The distribution system is comprised of 100mm (4”) 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.