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Nanoose Bay Peninsula
The Nanoose Bay Peninsula Water Service Area was created in July 2005, with the amalgamation of the neighbourhoods locally known as Fairwinds, Madrona, Wall Beach, Driftwood, Dolphin/Beachcomber, Arbutus Park, and West Bay. Drinking water is stored in several water storage reservoirs throughout Nanoose Bay, and originates mainly from groundwater wells located in the area, as well as seasonal surface water supply from the Englishman River. A water treatment plant designed to remove iron, manganese, ammonia and sulphur from the well water was constructed in 2012. By the end of November 2012, Nanoose Bay Peninsula water system customers were receiving a much-improved combination of filtered and unfiltered drinking water.
Decourcey
The Decourcey Water Service Area was established in 1998 in a rural area south of Nanaimo, and comprises two properties on Bissel Road and three on Pylades Drive. The water source for the Decourcey Water Service Area comes from one groundwater well located nearby. The water source is chlorinated and stored in one reservoir.
Englishman River
The Englishman River Community Water Service Area was established in 2003 and comprises an area near the southern boundary of the City of Parksville between the Island Highway and the Englishman River. The water source for the Englishman River Community Water Service Area comes from a series of groundwater wells located nearby. The water source is chlorinated and stored in one reservoir.
San Pareil
The San Pareil Water Service Area was established in 1999 when the RDN acquired the existing Bubbling Springs Water Utility. This system is located northeast of the bridge just prior to entering the City of Parksville. The water source for the San Pareil Water Service Area comes from a series of groundwater wells located nearby. The water source is chlorinated and stored in one reservoir.
Surfside
The Surfside Water Service Area was established in 1986 and comprises an area north of Qualicum Beach on Surfside Drive and part of McFeely Drive. The water source for the Surfside Water Service Area comes from two groundwater wells located nearby. The water source is chlorinated and pumped into the system on demand.
French Creek
The French Creek Water Service Area was established in 1980 and comprises an area west of Drew Road to Yambury Road and south of the Island Highway between the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach. The water source for the French Creek Water Service Area comes from a series of groundwater wells located nearby. The water source is chlorinated and stored in two reservoirs.
Melrose Terrace
The Melrose Terrace Water Service Area was established in April 2005 when the RDN acquired the existing Melrose Terrace Strata Plan VIS3747 water system. The water service area is located near the Alberni Highway South West of Coombs. The water source for the Melrose Terrace Water Service Area comes from one groundwater well located nearby. The water supply is chlorinated and stored in a single reservoir.
Whiskey Creek
The Whiskey Creek Water Service Area was established in 2011 when the RDN acquired the existing Whiskey Creek Water District. The water service area supplies water to the Westerlea Estates subdivision located eight kilometres southwest of Qualicum Beach on the south side of Highway 4. The water source for the Whiskey Creek Water Service Area comes from nearby Crocker Creek. The water supply is filtered and then chlorinated, and stored in one concrete reservoir.
Westurne Heights
The Westurne Heights Water Service Area was established in 2016 when the RDN acquired the existing Westurne Heights Water Utility. Water is supplied to properties along Westurne Heights Road, located 2.2 kilometers south of the intersection of Highway 4 and Chatsworth Road in Whiskey Creek. The water source for the Westurne Heights Water Service Area comes from one groundwater well located nearby. The water supply is chlorinated and stored in two underground reservoirs.
Last Modified:  Sep 26, 2016
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