The Bowen Bay water system services about 60 users in the Bowen Bay neighbourhood.

The source of water for the Bowen Bay Water System is from three drilled groundwater wells. The water is treated by flow-paced injection of sodium hypochlorite prior to entering the water system. It is tested for chlorine residuals every day and samples are sent to Vancouver Coastal Health once a week.

Help us contact you quickly if we discover a leak

Bowen Island Municipality is currently dealing with leaks at some properties in Municipal water systems. We make every effort to contact the property owners, however in many cases we only have mailing addresses.

Please provide your contact information so that we can contact you by phone or e-mail if we discover high water usage on your water meter.

If BIM identifies a leak, every effort will be taken to contact the property owner. If the property owner cannot be contacted, water will be turned off at the property.

Changes are coming to your water bill

On July 1, 2024, the three west side water systems of Bluewater Park, Bowen Bay and King Edward Bay will all be switching to a quarterly metered rate billing system.

The new conservation-based billing model will result in all residents receiving four bills per year that include a basic flat rate of $324 plus metered rates for all water used, as follows:

 Gallons  Rate per gallon
For the first 4,500 gallons used in the billing period$0.0033
For the next 4,501‐9,000 gallons used in the billing period$0.0059
For the next 9,001‐13,500 gallons used in the billing period$0.0081
For the next 13,501‐18,000 gallons used in the billing period$0.0104
For all gallons above 18,000 gallons$0.0127

Unconnected lots will be billed at a rate of $198 per quarter.

This billing model has been used in the Tunstall Bay Water District for several years now and not
only promotes water conservation, but is efficient to administer, enables leak detection to occur
throughout the year, and spreads the financial impact over a longer period, potentially making
water bills easier to budget for on an ongoing basis.

Residents in the Bowen Bay water system can get an idea of how much they will be paying by reviewing the documents below. Get your account number and reference your average consumption with the sample rates.

1. Consumption by account

2. Sample rates

Stay informed!

  • Subscribe to the Bowen Bay Water System mailing list to receive updates about upcoming changes, meeting dates and alerts for scheduled maintenance
  • Attend an information meeting
  • Check out the agendas and minutes of the Local Advisory Committee meetings

The Bowen Bay 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.

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