Analysis of water consumption records of Brinkworthy Properties vs. other properties

In 2016/17, the  NSSWD reviewed all parcel tax classifications and amended taxation rates with the goal of assuring fairness to all ratepayers while addressing the financial needs of the District. In 2017, Brinkworthy Properties Ltd. petitioned the Supreme Court of BC to review the parcel tax assessment and taxation bylaws, and determine if the NSSWD [...]

By |2018-10-03T20:01:25+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Latest News, Taxes|Comments Off on Analysis of water consumption records of Brinkworthy Properties vs. other properties

Level 1 – September 28, 2018

Effective immediately, the NSSWD is moving to Level 1 watering restrictions. Click here to learn how you can use your water in Level 1. The St. Mary Lake weather station has received 64.5 mm of rain since September 1, 2018 and the provincial government has reduced the regional drought level to Level 2. The NSSWD [...]

By |2018-09-28T18:56:57+00:00September 28th, 2018|Current Drought Level, Latest News|Comments Off on Level 1 – September 28, 2018

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day. This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explores how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Find more information on how you and others can help save our planet’s most precious resource at http://worldwaterday.org/

By |2018-04-02T21:04:59+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on World Water Day

District Receives Econics Report on District Finances

The District recently commissioned Econics to undertake an in-depth look at the District's current and future financial picture including rates, cost of service and capital works.  The final report and recommendations are now available here.  Econics specialize in consulting on financial sustainability, demand management, social marketing, and project management services to water service providers.  Results [...]

By |2018-07-09T23:50:57+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Latest News|Comments Off on District Receives Econics Report on District Finances

NSSWD Receives Two Critical Reports by Dr. Maggie Squires, limnologist

The District is pleased to announce the completion of two critical reports by Dr. Maggie Squires, limnologist. The first report, Internal Phosphorus Loading in Lakes: How It Works and Why Artificial Aeration Doesn’t Work, is a review of the literature on the subject of artificial aeration including advancements in understanding of the mechanisms of internal [...]

By |2018-03-12T20:54:07+00:00September 27th, 2017|Latest News|Comments Off on NSSWD Receives Two Critical Reports by Dr. Maggie Squires, limnologist

Moving Forward – A Message from the Board of Trustees

Moving Forward – A Message from the Board of Trustees  With a little over a week remaining until islanders go to the polls to determine the governance model under which the North Salt Spring Waterworks District (NSSWD) will operate, the Board of Trustees feels further discussion of the available options and the potential impacts to [...]

By |2018-07-09T23:54:31+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Latest News|Comments Off on Moving Forward – A Message from the Board of Trustees

Contract Awarded for St. Mary DAF Water Treatment Plant

Contract Awarded for St. Mary DAF Water Treatment Plant North Salt Spring Waterworks is pleased to announce the contract to build the St. Mary Lake Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) Water Treatment Plant has been awarded to Maple Reinders Inc.  They are the successful bidder of five companies who submitted proposals in the open bidding process. [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:17:27+00:00July 26th, 2017|Latest News|Comments Off on Contract Awarded for St. Mary DAF Water Treatment Plant

Maxwell Watershed – Fire Danger

Maxwell Lake Watershed North Salt Spring Waterworks (NSSWD) staff and the RCMP recently located a campsite in the Maxwell Lake watershed lands. The site included a fire pit that had been very recently used. The NSSWD Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to remind residents and tourists alike that camping and particularly [...]

By |2017-06-28T15:56:36+00:00June 28th, 2017|Latest News|Comments Off on Maxwell Watershed – Fire Danger