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 Sunday, October 15, the water supply for the Chemainus Water System will be switched from the Banon Creek source to the Wells source with the high quality well water expected 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, which would allow the operation of 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.  During the summer of 2016, the Municipality conducted additional testing in support of the Amendment Application.  A review of the Amendment Application by the BC Environmental Assessment Office is now in progress.

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 Corporation of the District of North Cowichan, 7030 Trans Canada Highway, Box 278, DUNCAN BC  V9L 3X4

Or by email to: