San Pareil Water System Improvements

San Pareil Water System Improvements

This web page ( has been established to provide a central place for information on the water system upgrades in the RDN San Pareil Community. If you have any questions, please contact the RDN using the form provided below.

Water Service Area Expansion:

In 2019, the Regional District of Nanaimo received inquiries about the costs to connect approximately 41 properties in the northeast corner of San Pareil to the community water system. A public meeting was held on May 2, 2019 at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, B.C., for property owners to seek answers to their questions, meet with neighbours, and meet the RDN staff.  Petitions were mailed to the 41 affected property owners in December 2019 describing the costs of a watermain construction project for the 41 unserviced properties. Only 24% of the affected property owners were in favour of the group-funded water servicing project.  With less than 50% of owner support received, the project did not proceed. Owners may now contact the RDN on an individual basis for watermain extensions at their own expense. Click Here to view the FAQs

Water Treatment Improvements:

In 2018, the addition of Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection to the San Pareil Water System was completed. The San Pareil Water Service Area was awarded $697,200 under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund towards this improvement. This represents 83% of the estimated $840,000 budget required to design and install UV disinfection.

The remaining $142,800 (17% of the estimated budget) is being covered via tax increases. Water Service Area owners were given the option of either paying one lump sum amount or paying smaller amounts over five years.

Fire Protection Improvements:

In 2014, improvements to the San Pareil water distribution system, reservoir and pump station were completed. The improvements provided key upgrades to aging infrastructure, water storage, and flows that now meet requirements for fire protection purposes. The Fire Service Area serves ALL San Pareil property owners and is financially supported by all property owners. A copy of the letter received from the Fire Underwriters Survey confirming the new fire insurance grading can be downloaded in the Reports section of this website, below.


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