Shawnigan Lake North Water System
Source, Treatment and Distribution
Water Quality Tests
Shawnigan Lake North water system is sampled, at a minimum, once a week. The following table shows the sampling frequency and parameters tested for the water system:
|Weekly||Bacterial (E.Coli and Total Coliforms)||Samples are submitted to the Island Health Authority for testing by a provincial laboratory|
|Quarterly||Disinfection by-products (THM and HAA)||Bureau Veritas|
|Annual||Full spectrum analysis based on the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. Sampling of the source and distribution is alternated each year.||Bureau Veritas|
Testing results can be found in the Annual Water Report completed each year.
Testing for metals and nutrients, sampled on May 15, 2017, can be found here
Testing for algae, sampled on May 15, 2017, can be found here
Shawnigan Lake North water system is not currently a metered water system. Customers receive user fees every six months and an annual parcel tax is levied on individual property taxes. A metering program is currently underway to install a water meter to each property and once complete metered rates (based on use by each customer) will begin.
|Billing Period||Billing Date||User Fees*|
(per billing period)
| Parcel Tax**|
(User Fee and Parcel tax)
|January 1-June 30||March 15||$181.50||$420||$783|
|July 1-December 31||September 15||$181.50|
*User Fees are mailed out to each customers on the billing date stated above.
**Parcel Tax is charged once a year and is incorporated into the property tax for each customer.
Current year budget information can be found here.
Shawnigan Lake Levels
The Shawnigan lake level graph is based on weekly lake level readings taken from the Shawnigan Lake weir staff gauge during the operating season of March 15 to October 1. During the “non-operating” season, November to March, the main gate of the weir is fully lowered and the lake level is not recorded.
Click here to view the current Shawnigan Lake level graph.