Within the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), there is a mandatory water metering program for all residences and business within the local water service areas. This water metering system helps the CVRD to keep better track of water consumption, detect water loss more quickly and encourage more efficient use of water.
Water metering also supports more equitable charges for water service, since meters allow customers to pay for what they actually use. In addition to these cost saving benefits, reducing water consumption also helps ensure that sufficient water is available for ecosystem processes and will enable the CVRD to better adapt to potential climate change impacts. Evidence of water conservation efforts, including water metering, is also in line with provincial eligibility requirements for water infrastructure grant funding.
A number of water bylaws are in place to fix and regulate the fees, charges, terms and conditions under which water may be supplied and used in the various Comox Valley water service areas. To access these water bylaws, click here.