Water Conditions

Water main flushing

May 19 8:30am - June 3 4:30pm, 2022

UPDATE May 19, 2022

Water main flushing is occuring on Old Eagle Cliff Road and moving to Channelview this afternoon.

The Municipality is flushing water mains in all Municipal water systems from April 9, 2022 for 6-8 weeks, rotating through each neighbourhood. Most areas will be flushed Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. This procedure is necessary to remove sediment that gradually deposits in pipes, and it does not pose a health hazard.

While the water is not turned off during the flushing process, temporary water interruptions may occur and your water pressure could be low for periods of time. Every effort will be made to ensure that water quality is not affected, but some turbidity and higher than normal chlorine concentrations may be present for short periods of time. Running your tap briefly should clear this up.

Residents are advised to have additional water storage for urgent use during this time.

Read more about water main flushing.

Road Conditions

Paving Bowen Trunk Road at Dorman Road

May 16, 2022 8:00am - 1:00pm

Crews will be paving the parking spaces along Trunk Road at Dorman Road on Monday morning from 8 am onwards. Flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Please allow extra time during your morning commute.

Road Conditions

Storm sewer replacement at Snug Cove corner

May 2, 2022 7:30am - 4:00pm

Public Works crews will replacing a storm sewer main on Bowen Island Trunk Road at Dorman Road starting on Monday, May 2. There will be intermittent road closures affecting the west lane of Dorman Road and vehicles will not be able to turn left from Dorman while this work is taking place. The 2 hour parking will also be closed on Bowen Island Trunk Road and on the corner of Dorman Road for the duration of the work. Entrance to businesses and the sidewalk will remain open. Entrance and exit to Village Square should not be affected. Ferry traffic should not be affected.

The project will last 1 – 2 weeks.

Please follow the direction of flaggers on site.

Please allow extra time to travel through this area.

Water Conservation

Stage 1 Water Conservation

May 1 12:00am - October 15 5:00pm, 2022

Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Guidelines is recommended by default between May 1 and October 15. 

Road Conditions

Temporary sidewalk closure on Bowen Island Trunk Rd

April 25 8:00am - May 10 12:00am, 2022

W.C.D. Developments Ltd. will be undertaking sidewalk improvements on a section of sidewalk on Bowen Island Trunk Road between the Bowen Island Pub and the General Store. These improvements are scheduled to take place approximately April 25 – May 9. This portion of the sidewalk will be closed and an alternate route will be provided. Please call at 604-947-0099 and press 0 with any questions or concerns.

Municipal Facilities

Blasting on Community Centre site

April 11 7:00pm - April 27 4:00pm, 2022

Blasting work on the Community Centre construction site is ongoing. You will hear noises of drilling, warning signals and underground explosions (sounds like a muffled boom) from the site. You may feel a small vibration in the ground from blasting.

Work will take place on weekdays, intermittently between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm in accordance with the Noise Bylaw. We apologize for the noise disturbance during this work, and appreciate your patience.

Trail Closure

Trail Closed - Emily Lane to Arbutus Point Drive

March 2 - April 30, 2022

The trail between Arbutus Point Drive and Emily Lane is closed due to detoriation and collapse of stair sections. The repair workplan has been added to the staff schedule and will be carried out in due course.

Beach Closures

Tunstall Bay beach access closed

January 17 8:00am - April 30 12:00am, 2022

The pedestrian path access to Tunstall Bay is closed. The path and trees around it sustained significant damage during the recent king tides.

Road Conditions

Phase 2 Multi-Use Path Construction

January 17 8:00am - April 30 4:00pm, 2022

Phase 2 of the Multi-Use Path is under construction on the north side of Bowen Island Trunk Road between the ferry terminal, through Miller Road and west up the hill toward the school. Road work adjacent to the road is taking place and intermittent lane closures may be necessary for brief periods. Please follow the direction of flaggers on site, and allow extra time to transit through this area.

Work has been extended, and is now anticipated to be complete by the end of April.

Water Conditions

Drinking water notice for people with compromised immune systems

January 1 - December 31, 2022

The Provincial Health Officer advises all British Columbians with compromised immune systems (such as HIV, organ or bone transplants, chemotherapy or medications that suppress the immune system) to avoid drinking water from any surface water or ground water that is under the influence of surface water, unless it has been boiled, filtered, distilled or treated with UV. Bowen Island and other areas in British Columbia use surface water sources (lakes, rivers, streams). This is not a general boil-water advisory for the general public, but rather is directed only at people with compromised immune systems.  If in doubt about your immune system status, please discuss this further with your physician.

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Beach Closures

Cape Roger Curtis beach access closed

January 1 - March 31, 2022

The beach access at the end of Roger Curtis Lane is closed due to hazardous conditions caused by recent flooding. 

Fire Danger

Fire Danger Low

September 12 8:00am, 2021 - May 15 12:00am, 2022

The forest fire danger rating is currently LOW.

Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.

Last Updated on 2021-03-15 at 12:19 PM