In Jan we have had a period of below zero weather. These below zero temperatures persisted for a number of days and nights. These temperatures were accompanied by winds.
Areas of your piping that are at risk during these type of conditions are:
Each summer we see night time usage increase. Typical off season night usage between 2:00 and 5:00 am is zero. This points to service line leaks and/or leaking toilets in homes that are typically only occupied in the summer.
Please go to the conservation page and use the procedure to check your home for leaks. Below is a screenshot showing typical off season night time usage.
Level 3 Drought Rating for Gulf Islands
Please read the notice from the Provincial Government at the link below.
Conservation efforts are more important now than ever.
Our system readings are showing a possible new leak within the district, again on a homeowner's property. This leak is consuming approximately 1500 gallons of water per day.
Within the last week, our readings are showing a significant nighttime use, when standard outflow should be at zero.
The likely source of the leak is in one or more homeowner's supply lines (street to house). Or, it could be a leak in a crawl space, or a toilet with a bad leak. It could be a break in a homeowner's pipe.
We ask that all homeowners using district water supply take the time to inspect their water systems. An easy check is to make sure the dishwasher, washing machine and all taps are off and then watch the meter at the street. When watching the meter, look at the triangle in the center not the needle. If the triangle is spinning, you have a leak.
As always, the District Trustees are happy to help you with finding and repairing leaks. You can contact us at 250-539-5206 or at email@example.com
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
There are many valves located along the streets withing the CBBID district. These are mainly for flushing and for isolation if there is a leak. Some of these are a bit hidden. Please be careful when parking on the road side to avoid these valves. This summer we will be placing some large rocks at these valves as markers and protection.
Filters were installed in June and have been in use since then. The quality of the outgoing water from the tanks had improved greatly. We expect that there is much less buildup of sediment in the distribution lines. We will confirm this when we do the next line flushing in December or January.
We continue to test different filter cartridge configurations to optimize both how long the cartridges last and how much flow we can move through them.
With the help of the instrumentation the District has installed over the past few years, one of the things we can do is track trends in water outflow from the storage tanks. One trend we see is that on weekends we observe high night time water usage. This level of usage does not typically occur during the week nights. This indicates that there may be weekenders who have leaks.
We would like all residents to check their system for leaks. See the Conservation Page for “How to Find Leaks”