Chemainus Water System Notification

The Chemainus Water System is supplied by two sources, 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 Saturday, October 15, the water supply for the Chemainus Water System will be switched from the Banon Creek source to the Wells source.  The Municipality expects the high quality well water to reach Chemainus Water System users within a few days. 

The Municipality has submitted 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.  This past summer, the Municipality conducted additional tests in support of the Amendment Application.  The Municipality appreciates the patience of residents while testing was being done.

The Municipality invites your comments on its application for approval to operate the Chemainus River Wells year-round.  Please direct your comments in writing either by mail to the address shown below or by email to info@northcowichan.ca.