Water metering plays a key role in ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the community in the long term.
The SCRD water meter program:
- Promotes water efficiency and conservation. Water metering is broadly accepted as a best management practice for water demand management.
- Helps with early leak detection, preventing property damage and water losses. In 2020, residential properties with a water leak unknowingly used about 4 times more water than the average home.
- Can offset costs. Water metering costs money, but so does treating and distributing water, and expanding our water supply. We need to continue balancing supply and demand to improve the resiliency of our current water system.
- Offers the opportunity for fair billing. With volumetric billing, you pay for what you use.
Water Metering FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Water Meter PROGRAM SUMMARY
MONTHLY WATER USE UPDATE FOR RESIDENTS
The SCRD is working to share your water data, with you.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) is using water meters to learn about water consumption trends and to identify water leaks within the system. Water meter data is read once per month, from the roadway, to collect: 1) Total Water Consumption and; 2) Leak Notifcation (if present).
To sign up for a Monthly Update of Average Daily Water Use at your property:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
• First and Last Name
• Water Account Number
• Email Address
* Available for residential properties in Electoral Areas A, B, D, E, F
* Available for only select properties in Sechelt, with a radio transmitting meter, until the completion of water meter installations.
Wonder how a water meter works? This 5 minute video shares the technology inside a meter.
Meter Installation Schedule
Pender Harbour - Water meters were installed at all properties with water service connections in the areas of North and South Pender Harbour between August 11, 2014 and February 2015.
The remaining regional Electoral Areas of Halfmoon Bay, Egmont, Earls Cove, Roberts Creek, Elphinstone, and West Howe Sound (excluding Hopkins Landing) were outfitted with water meters in between September of 2016 and October of 2017. A few remaining properties had meters installed in early 2018.
Sechelt Area is the final phase of meter installations and details about installations will be forthcoming.