The King Edward Bay water system services about 40 residential homes in the King Edward Bay neighbourhood with about 15 awaiting development.
Water for the King Edward Bay system is supplied from three drilled groundwater wells. It is treated by flow-paced injection of sodium hypochlorite prior to storage in a 591 cubic metre bolted steel storage tank. The water 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.
The annual water charge for King Edward Bay is $1,216 as per the King Edward Bay Water Rates Bylaw. This amount entitles each property owner to use up to 7,200 gallons of water per month. The annual rate for non-connected properties within the system boundaries is $757.
Water meters are read only during the summer months, on or about the first of the month from May through September. Each household’s water consumption is measured, and consumption which exceeds 7,200 gallons per month during the months of June, July, August and September will be charged at the following rates:
|Gallons||Rate per gallon|
|7,201 – 9,000||$0.02|
|9,001 – 12,000||$0.10|
Public Works staff will advise property owners in writing if their water use exceeds 7,200 gallons during the summer months. Homeowners who receive such letters are encouraged to reduce water use to promote water conservation and avoid additional metered rate charges.
In October, if applicable, homeowners will receive a bill for all excess use charges incurred over the summer. 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.
How to get involved?
The King Edward 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 King Edward Bay Water System are welcome to attend.