Chemainus Water System Notification

The Chemainus Water System is supplied by two sources of water, the Chemainus River Wells water supply from October 15 to June 15, and from the Banon Creek surface water supply from June 15 to October 15.

On Wednesday, October 15, the water supply for the Chemainus Water System will be switched from the Banon Creek source to the Chemainus River Wells source.  The Municipality expects the high quality well water to reach Chemainus Water System users within a few days.

The Municipality is preparing an application to amend the BC Environmental Assessment Certificate #W09-01 to operate the Chemainus River Wells supply year round.  The Municipality has been monitoring summer Chemainus River flows and ground water levels in a comprehensive monitoring program since 2005.

The Municipality invites your comments on its proposal to seek approval to operate the Chemainus River Wells year round.  Please direct your comments in writing either by mail to The Corporation of the District of North Cowichan, PO Box 278, DUNCAN BC,  V9L 3X4 or by email