Much has been done in recent years to upgrade the Myrtle Pond Water System and extend its useful life. Old and dilapidated infrastructure has been replaced and meters with cross-connection prevention have been installed. A new water reservoir has been constructed and is now operational. A new treatment facility was built in 2014 and delivered and commissioned in January 2015.
Water system users can do a lot to help keep the water system in good working order. This will ensure the availability of adequate quantities of water for all users, extend the system’s useful life and delay the need for costly replacements.
- Please call before you dig. In order to avoid damage to the system’s underground waterlines, we ask that you contact the regional district office before you dig anywhere around your home.
- Read your meter. Take a reading at night before you go to bed and again first thing in the morning. If you have not used any water throughout the night, the readings should be identical. If they’re not, you may have a leak. A leaking toilet can waste more than 400 litres of water each day, and may not be obvious. To check for leaks, put a few drops of dark food colouring into your toilet tank. If, without flushing, the colour begins to appear in the bowl after 15-20 minutes, you have a leak. The most likely cause is a worn or ill-fitted flapper valve which is easily replaced.
Bylaw No. 117.17 sets out the Myrtle Pond water system rates and charges.
Invoices are sent out to customers quarterly and can be paid with cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, or debit card.
Mail cheques to Powell River Regional District, #202 – 4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 2L2 or stop by our office to pay by cash, debit card or credit card.
Myrtle Pond Water System Contact Information
For general inquiries or to report a problem with the system contact our System Operator, Bill Taylor at 604 414-8298 (cell).
For technical information, requirements for new service connections or water regulations contact Shawn Gullette, Manager of Operational Services at 604-487-1380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For billing inquiries contact our Accounting Clerk, Dave Harmer at 604-485-2260 or email@example.com.