Water Connects Us

In North Cowichan we are grateful to have a good supply of clean, fresh drinking water. Almost 10,000 addresses are connected to municipal water that is supplied from one of three systems. The Chemainus River bisects North Cowichan and the Cowichan River skirts our lower boundary. The two river estuaries with their myriad channels and islets are home to an abundance of wildlife, marine life, and birds. North Cowichan is also defined by its 40 kilometre shoreline along the Salish Sea.

There are also a number of lakes here, including Quamichan, Somenos, Fuller, Chemainus, Crofton, and Breen, plus many watersheds complete with creeks and wetlands.

There is much to know and learn about water, and on this page we will share information, water conservation tips, behind the scenes looks at our water distribution systems, and details about important infrastructure upgrades such as new water mains as we dive into how water connects us.