Hood Point Water System
The Hood Point water system services about 100 users in the Hood Point neighbourhood.
Water for the Hood Point system is supplied from Honeymoon Lake. Water is treated in a filtration and disinfection facility, using rapid sand filtration, UV disinfection and chlorination. Treated water is stored in a 50,000 iGal concrete tank. The water is tested for chlorine residuals every day and samples are sent to Vancouver Coastal Health once a week.
The annual water charge for Hood Point is $780. Water bills that remain unpaid after December 31 will be transferred to the property tax account and accrue interest as of January 1 the following year.
Changes are coming to your water bill
Last year, Council asked us to review all Municipal water rate bylaws with a view to developing uniform and consistent charges for all Municipal water users. Tunstall Bay was the first water system (outside of Cove Bay) to switch to a hybrid billing system and the other water districts will follow suit.
Why switch to metered rates?
- promotes a culture of water conservation
- improves leak protection
- develops consistency Island-wide
- distributes costs more equitably
How to get involved?
- Subscribe to the Hood Point Water System mailing list to receive updates about upcoming changes, meeting dates and alerts for scheduled maintenance
- Attend an information meeting (to be scheduled in March 2017)
- Check out the agendas and minutes of the Local Advisory Committee meetings
Bowen Island is taking steps towards a drought management plan by endorsing the Greater Vancouver Regional District Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP) in order to promote awareness about the importance of water conservation.
If you are interested in receiving e-mail updates about topics relevant to your municipal water system, please subscribe to your water system mailing list.
The Hood Point Water System Local Advisory Committee has advisory powers to Council regarding water system issues, and also reviews the operating and capital budgets for the utility. The Committee meets two to three times a year, including an annual information meeting where any users of the Bowen Bay Water System are welcome to attend.