Water Systems

The map below shows the location of the various water systems in the Cowichan Region. Click on any of the water systems to find out more about the details of that system.

 

Please note that the boundaries of each water system are approximate and should not be used for planning purposes. Not all properties within the boundaries of a water system will be connected to that water system (i.e., some may be on wells).

To download a high-resolution pdf water system map, click here.

Cowichan Valley Water Systems Map

Type of Water System

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CVRD
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Improvement District
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Private

 

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North Cowichan
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Duncan
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Ladysmith
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Lake Cowichan

CVRD Water Systems

The CVRD operates 19 water systems throughout the region. For specific information about any particular water system, please contact Engineering Services at 250.746.2530 or Email

 

System
Location
Water Source(s)
Number of Connections
Arbutus Mountain Estates
Area B – Shawnigan Lake
2 Groundwater wells
124 homes
Arbutus Ridge
Area C – Cobble Hill
3 Groundwater wells
646 homes, commercial block, golf course
Bald Mountain
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek
3 Groundwater wells
48 homes
Burnum Water System
Area B – Shawnigan Lake
3 Groundwater wells
83 homes
Carlton Water System
Area B – Shawnigan Lake
2 Groundwater wells
42 homes
Cherry Point Estates
Area D – Cowichan Bay
1 Groundwater well
29 homes
Dogwood Ridge
Area E – Cowichan Station / Sahtlam / Glenora
2 Groundwater wells
33 homes
Douglas Hill
Areas C – Cobble Hill & D – Cowichan Bay
2 Groundwater wells
136 homes
Fern Ridge
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
1 Groundwater well
32 homes
Honeymoon Bay
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls
1 Groundwater well
163 homes, 287 RV lots, 6 businesses
Kerry Village
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
2 Groundwater wells
86 homes
Lambourn Estates
Area D – Cowichan Bay
3 Groundwater wells
175 homes
Mesachie Lake
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls
1 Groundwater well
92 homes, 5 businesses
Saltair
Area G – Saltair / Gulf Islands
Stocking Lake
764 homes, 12 businesses
Satellite Park
Area C – Cobble Hill
1 Groundwater well
78 homes
Shawnigan Lake North
Area B – Shawnigan Lake
Shawnigan Lake and secondary groundwater well
679 homes
Shellwood
Area H – North Oyster / Diamond
2 Groundwater wells
26 homes
Woodley Range
Area H – North Oyster / Diamond
3 Groundwater wells
25 homes
Youbou
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek
2 Groundwater wells and Youbou Creek
530 homes

 

Municipal Water Systems

Each municipality within the CVRD operates their own water system(s). For specific information about any particular water system, please contact the municipality directly.

System
Location
Water Source(s)
Number of Connections
Chemainus Water System
Chemainus (North Cowichan)
Groundwater wells from Oct. 15 to June 15; surface water from Bannon Creek / Holyoak Lake from June 15 to Oct. 15
2,064 homes, 374 businesses
Crofton Water System
Crofton (North Cowichan)
Cowichan River via Catalyst Paper
969 homes, 93 businesses
South End Water System
South End, Maple Bay (North Cowichan)
Groundwater wells
5,675 homes, 328 businesses
Duncan Water System
City of Duncan; Eagle Heights (CVRD Area E); portions of North Cowichan & Cowichan Tribes
Groundwater wells
~6,300 homes, 717 businesses
Ladysmith Water System
Town of Ladysmith; Stz’uminus First Nations
Stocking Lake and Holland Lake
3,054 homes, 142 businesses
Lake Cowichan Water System
Town of Lake Cowichan
Cowichan Lake
1,378 homes and 104 businesses

Improvement Districts

There are 10 water systems operated by Improvement Districts in the Cowichan Region. For specific information about any particular water system, please contact the improvement district directly. Since these systems are not operated by the CVRD, the number of connections shown is approximate and represents the number of lots within the water service area. The actual number of properties served by the water system may be different than what is shown.

System
Location
Water Source(s)
Number of Connections
Braithwaite Estates
Area C – Cobble Hill
3 Groundwater wells
~250 lots
Cobble Hill
Area C – Cobble Hill
2 Groundwater wells
~350 lots
Cowichan Bay
Area D – Cowichan Bay
4 Groundwater wells
839 homes, 144 businesses
Diamond
Area H – North Oyster / Diamond
Stocking Lake and Holland Lake via Ladysmith
~200 lots
Meredith Road
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
Groundwater well(s)
50 homes
Mill Bay Waterworks
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
11 Groundwater wells
810 homes, 25 businesses
Oceanview
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
Groundwater well(s)
24 lots
Sunset
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek
Groundwater well(s)
31 lots
Sylvania
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
Groundwater well(s)
30 lots
Wace Creek
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
Groundwater well(s)
15 lots

Private Water Systems

There are 9 privately-operated water systems within the Cowichan Region. For specific information about any particular water system, please contact the water system operator directly. Since these systems are not operated by the CVRD, the number of connections shown is approximate and represents the number of lots within the water service area. The actual number of properties served by the water system may be different than what is shown.

 

System
Location
Water Source(s)
Number of Connections
Garnett Creek Water Users
Area C – Cobble Hill
Groundwater well(s)
25 lots
Kilmalu Developments
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
Groundwater well(s)
32 lots
Knute Johnson
Area A – Mill Bay / Malahat
Groundwater well(s)
4 lots
Lidstech Holdings Ltd.
Area B – Shawnigan Lake
Shawnigan Lake
~450 lots
Millar’s Water Supply
Area C – Cobble Hill
1 Groundwater well
20 lots
Norseman Development Ltd.
Area F – Cowichan Lake South / Skutz Falls
Groundwater well(s)
25 lots
Shell Beach Water Utility
Area H – North Oyster / Diamond
Groundwater well(s)
37 lots
Smith Waterworks
Area I – Youbou / Meade Creek
Groundwater well(s)
6 lots
Vanland Developments
Area C – Cobble Hill
Groundwater well(s)
23 lots

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