GENERAL INFORMATION:

There are 14 organized water systems on Mayne Island, of which 12 are MIIWSS members.

• 2 CRD managed districts
• 4 private, either Societies, co-ops or strata holdings
• 6 Improvement Districts as regulated under British Columbia law.

In 2007, there were a total of 1035 lots within the 12 systems with 820 connected to the water supplied from 26 wells located in the general area of each system. The balance of the island is serviced by wells, either individually owned supplying a single residence, private strata, or unregulated communal wells servicing about 2 to 4 homes.


MAYNE ISLAND INTEGRATED WATER SYSTEMS SOCIETY

  • A non profit Society under the Societies Act of BC.
  • Membership : 120+ individual memberships, 31 organized water systems( private, strata, societies and Improvement districts) across the Southern Gulf Islands and lower Vancouver Island, 4 societies and associations and 8 water related businesses.
  • Member of CWSA.
  • AGM: Saturday, June 4th, 2013 - 1:30 PM at the Ag Hall.

Executive:

  • Chair: Mary Cooper
  • Vice-chair- Bill Warning
  • Treasurer- Diane Plucinak
  • Secretary- Marie Elliott
  • Director - Richard Jarco
  • Past Chair - Ev McKay
  • Community Representative: Dan Stanton
  • Annual Membership fees: Individual - $5.00
  • Water Systems - $20.00
  • Conservation Societies & Association: 'gratis'
  • Water related businesses: See membership link for details
  • For forms and details follow the membership link.

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MAYNE ISLAND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

MIID is responsible for potable water supply to the Mayne Island Fire Hall, BC Ambulance Station, and Health Centre buildings. A certified Small Water Systems operator is employed to oversee the water systems.

Contact: CAO Katherine Somerville KSomerville@MayneID.ca
Website: www.miidonline.com
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Cilla Brooke - Chair
Sean Skiffinton - Deputy Chair
Dereck Atha
Brian Dearden
Bob Soper

Meeting times and dates may vary according to the current MIID Board circumstances. Please refer to www.miidonline.com for current information. All MIID Board meetings are open to the public.

Number of lots: 1
Number of Connections: 3
Number of Wells: 4
Taxes: A portion of the Rural Property taxes paid to the Province are designated for Fire Protection, however the Heliport and Health Center taxes are levied directly to each parcel, based on property assessments and are payable directly to the Mayne Island Improvement District.
Note: Health Centre taxes must be paid directly to MIID and can not be paid to the Province of BC with your Rural Taxes.
Water Restrictions: n/a
AGM: 4th Saturday in April each year

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Mayne Island Parks and Recreation Commission

Mayne Island Parks and Recreation Commission is responsible for water in the following parks on Mayne Island:

Dinner Bay Park
Contact: Jerry Betker JJBetker@shaw.ca
Located on the Northwest corner of Mayne Island. Well and water system at Dinner Bay Park and Adachi Pavillion kitchen facility. Note: Potable water is not available to the washrooms at Dinner Bay Park.

Miners Bay Park
Contact: Bill Duggan CWDuggan05@gmail.com
LLocated in the center of Mayne Island, in the village near Active Pass. Well and water system at Miners Bay Park and the Mayne Island Library.

Fred and Bette Cotton Community Park
Contact: Dennis Akey DJAkey@telus.net
Located at 207 Cotton Road, near the Lighthoue is Mayne Island's newest park, generously donated by the estate of Fred and Bette Cotton. This park includes their island home and beautifully landscaped grounds and served as a place of peace and contentment for the Cottons while the enjoyed the island they loved. Mayne Island Parks and Recreation hopes this park will offer the same to islanders and their guests.

Lighthouse Point Park
Contact:
n/a
Located at Georgina Point and operated by Parks Canada. This park is not within the jurisdiction of Mayne Island Parks and Recreation Commission. No water is available at this park.

*Limited availability of water within the park network.
All well and water systems meet VIHA monthly testing standards and are also tested by the watermaster employed by MIPRC


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BAKERVIEW HOLDINGS Ltd.

A registered company Co-Op Development located on the southeast corner of Mayne Island.

Contact: John Zloman - Operator: JZloman@yahoo.ca (250) 539-3696
Website: none
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees: none listed

Homeowners are required to shut off their water at their roadside service valve when the residence is unoccupied overnight.
Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA

Number of lots: 12
Number of Connections: 13
Number of Wells: 2
2016 Water Fees: $493.85
Water Restrictions: No watering of gardens or washing of cars.
Power washing is permitted from January 1st to March 31st only.
AGM: 1st Saturday in July each year
Special Levies: none

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BENNETT BAY WATERWORKS DISTRICT.

An Improvement District located in the area of Bennett Bay on the southeast side of Mayne Island.

Contact: Ted Colley - Administrator: bbwdmail@gmail.com
Website: none
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Brian Dearden - Chair
Wayne Ming - Treasurer
Neil Jensen - Secretary

Streets serviced within Letters Patent are:

Abbott Road Arbutus Drive (554-578) Blitz Road
Caddy Drive Charter Road Club Crescent
Fairway Road Fernhill Road (711-741) Kippen Road
Lapin Road McNeil Road Seaview Road

A rebate of $100.00 per dual flush toilet is offered for any retrofit. Contact the administrator for details.
Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA
Working Bylaw No.105
Fully metered for leak detection.

Number of lots: 152
Number of Connections: 139
Number of Wells: 3
2016 Water Taxes: $325.00
2016 Water Tolls: $50.00
2016 Connection Fees: user pays cost with $500.00 deposit
Additional annual Tolls and fees apply as follows: 2nd connection to existing service - $110.00
B&B's and Commercial properties - $110.00
Disconnect and re-connect fee - $50.00 each
Water Restrictions: District water is for household use only.
All water use outside of the residence is prohibited - including, but not limited to; vehicle/boat washing, power washing, filling of hot tub/pools, watering of gardens/lawns.
AGM: April 17th, 2016 @ 2pm at the Health Centre
Special Levies: none

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campbell bennett bay improvement district.

An Improvement District located along Campbell and Bennett Bays on the southeast shore of Mayne Island.

Contact: Rebecca Skiffington - Administrator: cbbid.adm@gmail.com (250) 539-5206
Website: www.cbbid.weebly.com
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees: updated May 2016

Tom Higgs - Chair
Rick Stewart
Eldon (Bud) Rosenberg
Sean Skiffington
Kyle Stobart

Streets serviced within Letters Patent are:

Arbutus Drive (522-494) Bennett Bay Road Cedar Hill Road
Isabella Lane Orchard Crescent Seaview Road (partial)
Wilkes Road    

Board of Trustees – 5 elected annually on a 3 year rotating term.
Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA

Number of lots: 152
Number of Connections: 150
Number of Wells: 4
2016 Water Taxes: $330.00
2016 Water Tolls: $220.00
2016 Connection Fees: $400.00 for the right to connect, plus actual cost
Water Restrictions: District water is for household use only.
All water use outside of the residence is prohibited - including, but not limited to; vehicle/boat washing, power washing, filling of hot tub/pools, watering of gardens/lawns.
AGM: April 30th, 2016 @ 1pm at the Mayne Island Community Centre
Special Levies: 2016 Feedline Replacement Assessment: $150.00

Campbell-Bennett Bay Improvement District Water System upgrades
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Campbell-Bennett Bay Improvement District Water System Campbell-Bennett Bay Improvement District Water System Campbell-Bennett Bay Improvement District Water System Campbell-Bennett Bay Improvement District Water System Campbell-Bennett Bay Improvement District Water System

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dinner point water system.

A private Society under the Societies Act.

Contact: Ian Cocker - Operator: iecocker@shaw.ca (250) 222-0143
Website: none
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Ian Cocker
Dick Butler
Cedric Carter
Doreen Laszlo
Mark McWhinney

Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA

Number of lots: 6
Number of Connections: 5
Number of Wells: not listed
2016 Water Fees: $1000.00
Water Restrictions: System water is for household use only.
AGM: 4st Saturday in August each year
Special Levies: none

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Laura Point WaterWorks Society.

A private Society under the Societies Act.

Contact: Diane Plucinak (treasurer/Operator: mayne263@shaw.ca (250) 539-3701
Website: none
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Ev McKay - Chair
Calvin Biem
Sonja LeBorgne
Diane Plucinak
Pat Parady

Streets serviced within Letters Patent are: Laura Point Road (partial)

Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA

Number of lots: 17
Number of Connections: 17
Number of Wells: not listed
2016 Water Fees: $200.00
Water Restrictions: June 1 to approx. October 31, total water restriction.
AGM: May each year
Special Levies: none

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Lighthouse Point Waterworks District.

An Improvement District located on the northeast side of Mayne Island on the Strait of Georgia.

Contact: Marlie Chubb: mkchubb1@shaw.ca (250) 539-5343
Website: none
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees: updated May 2016

Al Wood - Chair
Len Miller
Bruce Lucas

Streets serviced within Letters Patent are:

Bayview Drive Cherry Tree Lane Cherry Tree Bay Road
Georgina Point Road
(171,182,183,185,186,191,
193,195 only)


Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA

Number of lots: 101
Number of Connections: 99 (district fully connected)
Number of Wells: 4
2015 Water Taxes: $237.50
2015 Water Tolls 262.50
2015 connection fees: $400.00 plus meter cost
Water Restrictions: Household use only, year round.
AGM: April each year
Special Levies: none

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Mount Parke Estates Improvement District.

An Improvement District located on the south side of Mayne Island on Navy Channel.

Contact: Don Berkeley - Chair: mountparke@gmail.com (250) 539-5839
Website: none
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Don Berkeley - Chair
Phil Hartley
Doug Couch
Jill Ewing
Liz Howard

Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA

Number of lots: 72
Number of Connections: 67
Number of Wells: not listed
2016 Water Taxes: $170.00
2016 Water Tolls: $170.00
2016 Connection Fees: User pays cost with $250.00 base cost
Water Restrictions: Water use restrictions: No water use outside of the home for any purpose between May 1 and October 31.
AGM: April
Special Levies: none

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Skana Waterworks.

A CRD operated water system on the North East portion of Mayne Island near the lighthouse.

Contact: Jon Sanders - Chair: jonmayneisland@shaw.ca (250) 539-3488
Website: Skana Drinking Water
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Jon Sanders - Chair
Graham Fryling
Brian Bovet
George DeBoer
CRD Director David Howe

Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA
Fully metered for leak detection
Strategic Asset Management Plan is finalized

Number of lots: 75
Number of Connections: 42
Number of Wells: 2
2015 Water Taxes: $279.00
2015 Water Tolls: $813.00
Water Restrictions: Water use restrictions posted as required.
AGM: May
Special Levies: none

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Surfside Water System.

A CRD managed and owned subdivision water system, located near the BC Ferry terminal and accessed from Wood Dale Drive.

Contact: Wesley Mulvin - Director: wesleymulvin@shaw.ca (250) 539-5859
Website: Surfside Park Estates Water System
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Louis Vallee - Chair
Wesley Mulvin
Bernard Rochet
Se Everts
CRD Director David Howe

Drinking Water Sample Reports: VIHA
Fully metered for leak detection

Number of lots: 126 - Streets serviced include: Wood Dale, Barque, Companion, mainsail, Windjammer, Bowsprit, Luff
Exempt Lots: 19
Number of Connections: 64
Number of Wells: not listed
2016 Water Taxes: $330.00
2016 Water Tolls: $980.00 (billed quarterly)
2016 Connection fees: Cost plus, $400.00 minimum fee
Water Restrictions: none. Except seasonally for drought conditions as required.
AGM: May
Special Levies: none

Surfside Water System's pump-house and water treatment plant, Mayne Island
Surfside Water System's pump-house and water treatment plant, Mayne Island


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Village Point Improvement District.

An Improvement District located from Village Bay to Dinner Bay on the southwest side of Mayne Island, also includes some septic connections .

Contact: Renate Morell - Administrator: vpid@shaw.ca (250) 539-2202
Website: vpid.ca
MIIWSS member: yes

Trustees:

Al Maxwell - Chair
Mike Footz- Vice Chair
Lorne Yeudall
Doug Johnston
Don Enright

Drinking Water Sample Reports: Island Health
2010 Emergency Response Plan
BOARDS OF TRUSTEES: Each year, your local water Board will be looking for people to serve a term as Trustee. Elections are held at the AGMs, and to qualify, a person must be a registered property owner within the boundary of that water system. The Trustee candidates name must actually appear on the deed.

This is a rewarding way to serve both your local community, local and island wide. Talk with the Chair of your Board of Trustees and learn how you can help. . In this fashion, you will be assisting with your personal water supply, as well as protecting Mayne Island’s finite water supply.

If you cannot serve on the Board, please support them in every way possible, and especially by practicing every conservation method possible. Please be the advocate for water preservation and conservation in your neighbourhood, and for our islands.

CONTACT INFO:  
Accounts/General Information: 1-866-398-9256, 250-539-2202
Manager: Ian Cocker
250-222-0143
Leaks and other emergencies:
250-222-0143, 1-866-317-9839
Number of lots: 278
Number of Connections: 274
Number of Wells: 3
Streets serviced within Letters Patent area: Callaghan Crescent Dalton Drive
Dinner Bay Road East/West Road Leighton Lane
Letour Road Lundy Lane Mariner's Way
Quadrant Road Spinnaker Drive Wood Dale Drive (part)

As of May 25, 2015, the new quarterly water and sewer rates for all parcels will be as follows

Connected Parcels: Water Sewer
2017 Rates: $193.00 $355.00
2017 Quarterly Total: $548.00 (billed quarterly)
UN-Connected Parcels: Water Sewer
2017 Rates: $122.00 $300.00
2017 Quarterly Total: $422.00 (billed quarterly)
Connection Fees: Water Connection: $150.00 / Sewer Connection: $250.00
Water Restrictions: Stage 1 water restrictions are automically in effect from June 1 to Oct 30: Hand watering (watering cans) or sparing use of hoses with spring-loaded nozzle only. We strongly encourage you to gather and store enough rainwater to meet all of your gardening needs.

Stage 2 Water Restrictions are at the VPID manager's discretion. All outdoor use including watering and washing using VPID water is disallowed.  VPID water is to be used for household use only. Please be very conservative in your use of VPID water for showers, laundry, toilets, etc.
AGM: Mid-April
Special Levies: none

Contact Us
MIIWSS
c/o Diane Plucinak
263 Laura Point Rd
Mayne Island, BC
V0N 2J1
MIIWSS Membership

By supporting MIIWSS with memberships ($5) and/or donations, you are enabling an award winning Gulf Island Society, focused on Gulf Island water issues, to continue to educate, facilitate and lobby on behalf of all Islanders