The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to expand the San Pareil Water Services Area to 41 unserviced properties. — RDN Map

RDN proceeds to petition for expansion of San Pareil water service

Cost to property owners would be approximately $25K

The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to expand the San Pareil water service to properties not connected to its water distribution system.

There are 41 properties in the San Pareil neighbourhood that currently draw water from shallow, private wells. They also have their own septic fields for sewage disposal which makes the private wells susceptible to acquifer contamination.

In 2017, the RDN, upon the requests of residents, investigated the inclusion of the 41 properties. An engineerintg design for the expansion was completed along with a construction cost estimate.

This year, the RDN finalized a capital cost charge bylaw and adopted it to set the cost for new properties to join the water service area. A public information session on the project was held in Parksville in April. An invitation was sent to all the properties linked to the water services area as well as the 41 properties outside the service area. Approximately 40-50 residents attended and there was general support for the project.

RELATED: Cost charges set up for future San Pareil water link-ups

The RDN is now proceeding to a petition process for the affected property owners. If the petition is successful, each of the 41 owners will pay an equal share of the construction costs for the expansion and the capital cost charge as well as the cost to connect their houses to the community water system. The estimated cost to each property owner will be approximately $25,000.

This charge is calculated by determining the total current value of the common assets within the water service area divided by the number of properties in the service area. It represents the value held by each property owner in the service area and is the amount payable by new additions on entry to the service area.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

PQB crime report: Thieves pilfer cash, root beer and hand sanitizer

Oceanside RCMP receive 249 complaints in one-week period

Solutions in sight for Parksville Qualicum Beach doctor shortage

With feasibility study funded, group shares vision of ‘campus of healthcare’

Raise the curtains: New outdoor theatre coming to Parksville

A $204,000 boost comes from Island Coastal Economic Trust

‘Handmade for Hope’ will run at Orca Place in Parksville

Grant received; program will run in different room

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Most Read