Eagle Cliff Water System
The Eagle Cliff water system services about 100 users in the Eagle Cliff neighbourhood.
Water for the Eagle Cliff system is supplied by a deep groundwater well and an open surface reservoir. It is treated by flow-paced injection of sodium hypochlorite into the water supply main with limited contact time and is UV disinfected. Turbidity is recorded and monitored regularly. The water is tested for chlorine residuals every day and samples are sent to Vancouver Coastal Health once a week.
Help us contact you quickly if we discover a leak
Bowen Island Municipality is currently dealing with leaks at some properties in Municipal water systems. We make every effort to contact the property owners, however in many cases we only have mailing addresses.
Please provide your contact information so that we can contact you by phone or e-mail if we discover high water usage on your water meter.
If BIM identifies a leak, every effort will be taken to contact the property owner. If the property owner cannot be contacted, water will be turned off at the property.
The annual water charge for Eagle Cliff is based on the average daily consumption for water used as measured by meter, during the period of June 1 to September 30:
|Gallons per day||Annual charge|
|51 - 100||$440|
|101 - 150||$465|
|151 - 175||$500|
|176 - 200||$540|
|201 - 225||$580|
Each additional gallon over 225 gallons is charged at $1.50/gallon.
For the newer meters, 1 Cubic Metre of water is equal to 219.97 Imperial Gallons.
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 Eagle Cliff 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 Eagle Cliff Water System are welcome to attend.
Last Updated on 2019-07-08 at 1:06 PM