Water & Sprinkling

 

The water supply system in the District of Sechelt is provided by the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD). If you have questions about the water supply including sprinkling restrictions, please contact the SCRD at (604) 885-6800.

Sprinkling and water regulations are set by the Sunshine Coast Regional District and available on their website.

Each year, much of the Sunshine Coast will move to different water restriction stages for watering, depending on summer drought and water levels. Learn more about water conservation

Non-Potable Water Station

During water restrictions, the District of Sechelt may open the non-potable water station to the public. The station is located at the Water Resource Centre at 5678 Surf Circle. The District will let people know when the tap is available for public use. This ground water has been tested by Caro Analytical Services and inspected by Vancouver Coastal Health. The water meets the BC Approved Water Quality Guidelines for agricultural use. This means:

  • This water is safe to use on vegetables, trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses
  • In all situations, edibles grown in a garden should be washed before eating
  • This water is not disinfected therefore is not potable and not for human consumption

In addition, when using the Ebbtide non-potable water station, please keep in mind:

  • This water is not for commercial use
  • There is a 100 gallon per fill limit

Health Canada's Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality Summary Table can be found here and the BC Approved Water Quality Guidelines: Aquatic Life, Wildlife & Agriculture can be found here.

 

Licensing for groundwater use under the the Water Sustainability Act has been submitted and the use is permitted while the permit is being processed.

 
 

 

ground water testing

Sources:

British Columbia Approved Water Quality Guidelines: Aquatic Life, Wildlife & Agriculture, Water Protection & Sustainability Branch Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy August 2019

CARO Analytical Services, August 2021