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North Pender Harbour Water System

The North Pender Harbour Water System is located in Pender Harbour, providing water to approximately 1,200 full and part-time residents of Garden Bay, Irvine's Landing, Daniel Point and Sakinaw Ridge.

North Pender Harbour is an independent system, operated and maintained by the SCRD since assuming ownership in September, 2006. The source for this system is Garden Bay Lake, with Hotel Lake as a secondary supply for emergency use only.

Water from these two lakes are also used for fire protection and irrigation. In 2007, almost 174 million litres of water were extracted from Garden Bay Lake. Garden Bay Lake has a maximum depth of 52 meters, a surface area of approximately 62 hectares and an elevation of 31.2 meters above sea level. From Garden Bay Lake, water flows through a small creek to Katherine Lake and Sakinaw Lake before reaching the ocean. The Garden Bay Lake watershed is approximately 302 hectares in size with a range in elevation from 31 - 400 m.

The North Pender Harbour Water System consists of approximately 25 km of pipeline, 3 storage reservoirs, 3 pump stations, 2 chlorination stations and approximately 550 water service connections. Operations include the maintenance of the Garden Bay and Hotel Lake water intakes, water pump stations, chlorination stations, pressure reducing stations, reservoirs, hydrants, distribution mains and service connections.