Recent News

As the water utility provider for Cowichan Bay, the Waterworks District strives to keep the community updated on all matters related to water quality, water safety and water service. If you do not find the information you need, please contact the office.

Wessex Rd Watermain Replacement Capital Project - Dec/Jan

The Wessex Rd watermain replacement project is set to begin.  

December phase:

1. preliminary work will start the week of Dec 4 and include hydrvac locates

2. the water main will be replaced...

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Public Information Meeting

Mark your calendars for a Public Information Meeting on Wednesday, Nov 29 at 730 pm at the Gym [use side entrance] at Bench School, 1500 Cowichan Bay Rd.

Topics to be discussed will include 2024...

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Fall 2023 Newsletter

The Fall 2023 Newsletter is available under the Trustee Information tab [Newsletter subheading].

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Stage 2 Water Restriction if effect

OVER - Stage 2 Water Restrictions are in effect given the province has lowered the provincial drought level on southern Vancouver Island to Level 3.  

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions Remain in Effect

Over - The province has reduced the Drought Level to Level 4.  Stage 3 Outdoor Water Use Restrictions remain in effect as the drought continues into the Fall.

  • no lawn sprinklering
  • no car...

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Cowichan Bay Road - update - 1230 Sept 28

Crews have completed the repair work at Cowichan Bay and Glen Rd.  If your water is cloudy or you have air in your lines, run the cold water tap closest to where the water line enters the house...

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Water Leak - Cowichan Bay Rd - 7am Sept 28

Water will be shut off on Glen Rd between McGill and Cowichan Bay Rd from 8 am to noon to repair the water line leak on Cowichan Bay Rd.  Traffic may be impacted along Cowichan Bay Rd.  Stand by...

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Parcel Taxes due

The 2023 Parcel Tax invoice has been mailed and the tax is due by December 1, 2023.

Parcel taxes are collected to cover the cost of capital upgrades, which are identified in the Master Plan and...

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Water Leak - Cowichan Bay Rd and Glen Rd - 11 pm Sept 27

Crews are investigating a water leak along Cowichan Bay Rd at Glen Rd.  Water pressure may be impacted along Glen Rd between Cow Bay Rd and McGill.

Traffic and water supply may be impacted...

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Cowichan Bay Road Construction

Cowichan Bay Waterworks District is upgrading the waterline along Cowichan Bay Road from Longwood to Glen.  This work was identified as a top priority in the Master Plan to improve fire flow for...

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Cowichan Bay Road Watermain replacement - Glen to Longwood

A portion of the watermain along Cowichan Bay Road, between Glen and Longwood, will be replaced, starting on Monday, September 11.

Traffic control will be on site and local users will be notified...

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Repair Work - August 25

Ordano/Alderglen: a hydro-vac machine will be on site to expose a service line in order for crews to repair the meter connection.  Potential traffic disruptions may occur during the work.  

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#2 Well - Betonite seal being installed Aug 16/23

A betonite surface seal in being installed around Well #2 on the afternoon of August 16.  This was identified as a priority in the Source Water Protection Plan.  Island Health subsequently issued...

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2023 Court of Revision - 930 am, August 24th

The 2023 Court of Revision is set for 930 am on Thursday, August 24th.  Assessment notices will be mailed out later this week.  Appeals can be made in person or in writing, attention: Court of...

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Stage 3 Water Restrictions in Effect

Over - The province has declared Drought Level 5 for Vancouver Island 

Stage 3 Water Restrictions are in effect.

What I Can Water:

after 7 pm and before 9 am

What is...

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Telegraph Reservoir Annual Maintenance - June 15

The annual maintenance for Telegraph Reservoir is occuring Thursday, June 15.  Contract crews and staff are on site with the necessary lift and safety equipment to do the inspection and repairs. ...

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Volunteer Opportunity - Court of Revision

If you have an interest in your community and improvement district governance, this volunteer opportunity may be for you.  Cowichan Bay Waterworks District is looking for a volunteer to sit on the...

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E-Bill Contest !

Win a chance to waive your $85 base rate for the 3rd Quarter.  Sign up for Alerts! for your chance to win.  The draw date will be Oct 3, 2023, at the end of the 3rd Q.  Any existing and new Alert!...

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Press Release - Business Leader Concerns, Water Toll Rates

See the full Press Release under the Trustee Info and News Tab.

Cowichan Bay Waterworks District is working had to secure the future supply of water for Cowichan Bay.  As such, the Board of...

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2023 Board of Trustees

The Annual General Meeting was held on May 3, 2023 and the Board has a new Trustee, as longserving Trustee Lew Penney has retired.  Cowichan Bay Waterworks welcomes Julia Balabanowicz to the Board...

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Notice of Boundary Amendment

As per s.780 of the Local Government Act, 2180 Cowichan Bay Road and a portion of 1821 Wilmot Road have been included within the boundary of the Cowichan Bay Waterworks District.  Ministerial...

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Assessment Roll Review

The annual assessment roll review is underway and you may see the District Administrator [who is the delegated Assessor and Collector] out and about the District reviewing categories.  Stand by...

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Master Plan - 2021 and 2023 Source Water Protection Plan

The  2021 Master Plan is now complete and available under the Documents and Reports tab.

The 2023 Source Water Protection Plan is now complete and available under the Documents and Reports...

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Water main work - Wilmot Rd and Stephanie's Stroll - January 18, 2023

Crews will be upgrading the system at the corner of Wilmot Rd and Stephanie's Stroll on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.  There will be intermittent water interuptions for the homes from 1729 to 1768...

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January 2023 Newsletter

The January 2023 Newsletter is available under the Trustee Info tab in the Recent News section.  

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Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers - Boil Water Advisory De-Brief

As part of the Trustee debrief regarding the July 2022 Boil Water Advisory, it was recommended that a Call for Volunteers occur.  CBWD heard...

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Spring Newsletter

The Spring 2022 Newsletter is available under News and Notices - Newsletters.

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January 2022 Newsletter

The January 2022 Newsletter is available under News & Notices - Newsletters.

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