ALERT: Significant snowfall expected
Significant snowfall is occuring and expected to continue on Bowen Island. Crews are plowing and salting roads in the following order of priority:
-Main roads and bus routes
-Secondary roads, once the snow fall has stopped
-Third-priority roads, after the snow fall has stopped and all other main and secondary roads are passable
Please make room for plows. Vehicles parked on narrow roadsides make it difficult or impossible for plows to get through. There are many dead-end roads on Bowen. If a plow is unable to turn around at the end of a road, it can't clear the road.
Property owners are responsible for making sure the sidewalks next to their property are kept clear of snow and ice, to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians.
Hood Point Water System
The Hood Point water system services about 100 users in the Hood Point neighbourhood.
Water for the Hood Point system is supplied from Honeymoon Lake. Water is treated in a filtration and disinfection facility, using rapid sand filtration, UV disinfection and chlorination. Treated water is stored in a 50,000 iGal concrete tank. The water is tested for chlorine residuals every day and samples are sent to Vancouver Coastal Health once a week.
The annual water charge for Hood Point is $780. Water bills that remain unpaid after December 31 will be transferred to the property tax account and accrue interest as of January 1 the following year.
Changes are coming to your water bill
Last year, Council asked us to review all Municipal water rate bylaws with a view to developing uniform and consistent charges for all Municipal water users. Tunstall Bay was the first water system (outside of Cove Bay) to switch to a hybrid billing system and the other water districts will follow suit.
Why switch to metered rates?
- promotes a culture of water conservation
- improves leak protection
- develops consistency Island-wide
- distributes costs more equitably
How to get involved?
The Hood Point Water System Local Advisory Committee has advisory powers to Council regarding water system issues, and also reviews the operating and capital budgets for the utility. The Committee meets two to three times a year, including an annual information meeting where any users of the Bowen Bay Water System are welcome to attend.