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Water Systems

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The Regional District administers six water distribution systems. These vary in size with the smallest system encompassing eight properties and the largest system encompassing over 700 properties. See  table below.

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Preliminary Water System Design Funded 

The Regional Board has approved the addition of $50,000 to the first quarter Capital spending program.  The funds which were budgeted in 2014 but not used, will go toward the preliminary design of major improvement projects for the Killiney Beach Water System.  The Regional District intends to apply for senior govenrment funding to assist with the cost of constructing these improvements for the aging system.  View Report


Fall Water Talk Newsletter 

The fall edition of the RDCO Water Talk newsletter is now available.  Among the highlights, information about plans for the review of water rates; updates on improvements that have been made to various water systems and information about a Water System and Service Questionnaire - answer the short online questionnaire for water system customers and you could be selected the winner of a $100 gift certificate!  View Newsletter


The regulations for the management of the water distribution systems and the terms and conditions under which water services may be provided are set out in Consolidated Bylaw 1268.   User Fees and Asset Renewal Fees vary according to the number of users and the maintenance required for each particular system.   A Consumption based water billing rate is in effect (during a billing quarter, water use over 90 cubic meters will be charged 35 cents per cubic meter).  View Rate Structure Information 

The bylaws are provided for convenience only and are not to be considered the legal document. Please consult the official version of the bylaws to ensure accuracy.

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Emergency Water Contacts

  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm - 250-469-6241.

  • After Hours/Stat Holiday Emergencies Only - 250-868-5299.

Water Customers should direct Billing Inquiries to the Regional District Finance Department at 250-469-6239 or by email.

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Outdoor Irrigation Restrictions are in place for customers of the six RDCO water systems .

 Engineering _Outdoor Water Restrictions Web
  • Link to Outdoor Irrigation Restrictions Information Sheet
  • During Stage 1 and 2 restrictions Outdoor Watering is only allowed during the following hours:
    • Properties with Automated irrigation may only operate between 12 midnight and 6:00 am on their allocated watering day
    • Properties with Manual irrigation may only operate between 6:00 am and 11:00 am and 6:00 pm and 12 midnight on their allocated watering day.

Water Talk Newsletter

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Water Conservation Tips

We can all work together in conserving water!   Estimates suggest each day Westside residents use almost twice as much water compared with the Canadian average.  Please do what you can to protect and preserve our valuable resource.  

Living Greener in the Central Okanagan (Television Commercial)
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                                                    RDCO Water Systems (Jan. 2014)

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Water System (click on name for pdf map)

# of Customer Connections 

Falcon Ridge  (water source - Well)


Killiney Beach (water source - Okanagan Lake)


Star Place/Trepanier (water source - Creek)


Westshore (water source - Okanagan Lake)


Sunset Ranch (water source - Well)


Upper Fintry, Shalal Road, Valley of the Sun 
(water source - Well)


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  • Water System Reviews

During 2010, the Regional District of Central Okanagan conducted a series of engineering and technical reviews of several of its water systems:  Falcon Ridge, Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates.  These reviews assessed the state of the infrastructure and provided recommendations on short and long term capital infrastructure improvements that would be required over the next 20 years while recommending financing strategies for which to base user and maintenance fees.

For more information please contact Environmental Services at 250-469-6241 or email engineer@cord.bc.ca

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  • Utility Acquisition Policy

    This policy guides future acquisition of utilities by the Regional District.  It standardizes the process by which the Regional District will consider taking ownership of any utilities such as private water or waste-water treatment systems and ensures that due diligence is done on behalf of utility customers and regional district ratepayers.

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