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THE NORTH SALT SPRING WATERWORKS DISTRICT

We are located on Salt Spring Island – the largest of the Southern Gulf Islands, just off the Saanich Peninsula on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

The district started in 1913 as the Ganges Power and Water utility and was incorporated as an improvement district in 1948. The District provides potable water to a large portion of Salt Spring Island, including over 5,500 year round residents….

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LATEST NEWS

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/

March 22nd, 2018|Latest News|

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 [...]

November 23rd, 2017|Latest News|

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 [...]

September 27th, 2017|Latest News|

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 [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Latest News|

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. [...]

July 26th, 2017|Latest News|