Utility Review Final Report
The CVRD worked with INNOVA Strategy Group to review the operation, maintenance and long-term planning of the water and sewer systems within the regional district. As part of this review, we asked our water and sewer customers to complete a survey that helped to determine improvements and priorities with CVRD systems. Thank you for taking the survey!
Click here to view the final report.
The Water Management Division is responsible for the management and operation of CVRD Utility Services, which include 16 sewer systems, 19 water systems, and select drainage and street-lighting systems.
Financial Structure of the Utilities
Funding for the ongoing operation and maintenance of each utility system is generated exclusively by the customers of that particular system. Funding is not pooled or shared between utility systems. Meaning, customers of one utility system may not pay for the operation of another.
For the CVRD, this can be very challenging as even small utility systems with less than 50 customers must meet all rules, regulations and requirements of a fully functioning sewer or water system operating at municipal standards.
Capital upgrades for each of the utility systems are funded through reserve funds, grants, Federal Gas Tax, or contributions from development.