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.
Royston and Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water Meter Upgrade Project
The CVRD are embarking on a five year water meter upgrade project in Royston and Black Creek-Oyster Bay (BCOB) water systems. The meters are due for replacement and we are fortunate to do this at a time that we can utilize modern day technology that will allow property owners to log in online and view their consumption. More information on how to utilize this technology is provided below. This is also a good time for property owners to check that their internal plumbing is in good working condition and meets the BC Building Code requirements, more specifically that pressure reducing valves and expansion tanks are installed. This project will also greatly increase operational efficiency and safety for meter reading, eliminating the need for staff to manually touch read each meter along the highway and high traffic roads.
Water Meter Consumption Account Access
Powered by Badger Meter in association with your water utility, EyeOnWater lets you connect to water utility accounts so you see how much water you're using and can even alert you to possible leaks on your property.