Recent News

As your local water utility provider, we strive to keep you continually updated on all matters related to your water service. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office and we will gladly assist you!

October 2017 Newsletter

Please click here for the latest Newsletter, which includes information on Annual Flushing and Sprinkling Regulations.

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Stage 2 Watering Restrictions

Please be advised that our District is now in Stage 2 Watering Restrictions and Sprinkling Regulations. Lawn sprinkling is only allowed for a maximum of two hours between 7am-9am OR 7pm-9pm. Even...

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July 2017 Newsletter

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April 2017 Newsletter

Thank you to those who have opted out of our hard copy newsletter. Please click here for the latest news and AGM.

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January 2017 Newsletter

Thank you to those who have opted out of a hard copy of our Newsletter. Please click here to see the latest news regarding the District's draft Master Plan and 2017 Parcel Tax rates. 

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Holiday Office Hours

The office will be closed for the holidays starting Friday, December 23rd. We will re-open at 9:00am on Tuesday January 3, 2017. If you have an emergency please call (250) 748-1687 and press 3 to...

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Water Main Flushing and Meter Reading

We are proceeding with the District's water main flushing this morning and throughout the week (Dec 19-24, 2016).  During this time you may notice temporary low pressure. If your water is...

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Stage 1 Watering Restrictions in Effect

Please be advised that the District has gone down to Stage 1 Sprinkling Restrictions effective immediately.  For details click here. Thank you for you cooperation over the summer!

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Stage 2 Watering Restrictions in Effect

Please be advised that the District has gone into Stage 2 Watering and Sprinkling Restrictions effective June 6, 2016.  For more information click here.

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Watering Restrictions

The District is participating in the regional water conservation efforts. Therefore Stage 1 watering restrictions will begin May 1, 2016. For more information click here.  

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Annual General Meeting

The Districts Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Cowichan Bay Fire Hall at 7:00pm.  We have one Board Member leaving, and one up for re-election.  If you are...

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January 2016 Newsletter

JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

 CURRENT WORKS

  • Annual flushing of our entire water system occurred the first week of this month.  
  • The new water main up Wessex Road is complete.
  • Water sample test...

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2016 Water Parcel Taxes

The District is increasing parcel taxes this year in order to continue to support the Renewal Reserve Fund. Taxes have not been increased since 2012. This fund can be used to finance the cost of...

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Water Main Flushing

The District will be flushing the water mains this week (Jan 4-8, 2016).  Please minimize water consumption during this time if you can.  You may experience a short period of low pressure or...

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Holiday Closures

Our office will be closed beginning December 25, 2015 and will re-open Tuesday, January 5 at 9:00am.  If you have an emergency during that time please call (250) 748-1687, select 3, and leave a...

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Water Break Update

The water main break on Longwood Road has been fixed and the water turned back on to all residents.  If you are experiencing discoloured water please turn your cold water on to clear your...

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Water Outage

Please be advised there is a water break in the Longwood Road area.  Crews have isolated the issue and are working on the problem.  Approximately 30 homes in the area remain without water, while...

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Water Restrictions Lifted

Watering Restrictions have been lifted until further notice.  The District wants to thank residents for water conservation efforts during the year. We saw many brown lawns over the summer! ...

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Stage 2 Water Restrictions

Please be advised that all Cowichan Bay Waterworks District customers are under Stage 2 Sprinkling Regulations effective Sept 18, 2015. 

During Stage 2 the following restrictions apply:

  • Owners...

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Office Space For Rent

Cowichan Bay Waterworks District has office space for rent.  Located up the driveway behind our current office on Pavenham Road.  $575/mo and includes hydro, heat, and water.  For more information...

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Wessex Road Water Main

The District will be constructing a new water main along from Cowichan Bay Road up Wessex Road beginning the week of September 14, 2015.  Property owners will be notified of any planned water...

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Stage 3 Water Sprinkling Restrictions

Please be advised that all Cowichan Bay Waterworks District customers are under Stage 3 Sprinkling Regulations effective July 1, 2015. 

 

Activities permitted are the hand watering of trees,...

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Stage 2 Sprinkling Restrictions

Please be advised that all Cowichan Bay Waterworks District customers are under Stage 2 Sprinkling Regulations effective immediately. If you have any questions regarding the regulations please...

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April 2015 Newsletter

Current Works

The Cannery - The water main project along Pritchard, Wilmot and Vee Roads is nearing completion.   Most houses have now been connected to the new main.  The District will perform...

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CBWD Celebrates Canada Water Week

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Holiday Hours

The office will be closed for the holidays beginning December 24th.  We will re-open Tuesday January 6, 2015 at 9:00 am.  If you have an emergency please call (250) 748-1687 and press 3 to page...

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Medical Health Officer's Report

Some of you may have the article in the Times Colonist on Dec 2/14 indicating that many island water systems do not comply with Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines, or submit the required number of...

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Notice of Construction

The Cannery on Cowichan Bay Road is well underway.  The developer is required to replace parts of water mains along Pritchard, Wilmot and Vee Roads. This upgrade is scheduled to begin October 2,...

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STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

Due to a low snow pack, minimal rainfall over the last few weeks, and forecasts of a hotter and drier than normal summer the District is implementing Stage 3 Water Restrictions effective...

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July 2014 Newsletter

CURRENT WORKS

The new well at Valleyview Centre is online. We are running the well at a low rate while we await the final upgrade on the automatic radio control Scada System.  Kidd well has...

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New Well in Production

The new well at Valleyview Centre is now in production. We are running the well at a low rate while we await the final upgrade on the automatic radio control Scada System.  Kidd Well has been...

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Source Approval on New Well

Great News!  Our new well located at Valleyview Centre has received source approval from the Vancouver Island Health Authority.  We are now in the process of ordering all the materials required...

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELLED

BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELLED

We are pleased to advise we have now been cleared by The Vancouver Island Health Authority and effective immediately the Boil Water Advisory in our District is...

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELLED

BOIL WATER ADVISORY CANCELLED

We are pleased to advise we have now been cleared by The Vancouver Island Health Authority and effective immediately the Boil Water Advisory in our District is...

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY

BOIL WATER ADVISORY

 

This notice applies to customers who receive water from Cowichan Bay Waterworks District ONLY

 

A water sample taken from the District on Monday February 3, 2014 has...

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January 2014 Newsletter

JANUARY 2014 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

CURRENT WORKS

The District has now applied for water source approval from VIHA at the Valleyview well site location. If and when it is received a construction...

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October 2013 Newsletter

 

CURRENT WORKS

 The District has completed drilling and flow testing a new production well at Valleyview Centre. Once the lab results and reports are in from the Hydrogeologist the...

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