Savary Shores Improvement District was incorporated in 1980 to provide drinking water to residents of Savary Shores. Residents pay for the water service, its operations, infrastructure and administration, in annual tax levies issued by SSID, in accordance with BC Provincial regulations.

Savary Shores includes 216 lots, of which 167 are currently serviced with water connections. Water is pumped from 2 wells drawing on Savary Island's main aquifer about 110 feet below ground.

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The SSID aquifer contains clean untreated drinking water. We conduct Monthly Water Reports from 8 locations in Savary Shores to test for e-coli and total coliforms, and quarterly as of 2020 (previously monthly) Nitrates Tests from both wells. Twice each year, a Full-Spectrum analysis shows the levels of multiple components of our water. We also provide an Annual Report on the waterworks to the Drinking Water Officer.

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May 17, 2020

The deadline for early-pay discounts was end of day May 1, 2020. Statements of full amounts payable will be issued June 1 to property owners who had not submitted by deadline. Ways to pay, are shown on the Statement, on the Tax Notice, and on the Bill Payment webpage. The original Tax Notices for 2020 were sent out at the end of March. 

There are 3 taxes in 2020: the District Tax, the Connection Tax, and the Asset Renewal Levy introduced in 2019. The District Tax and the Asset Renewal Levy are issued for every property in Savary Shores, and the Connection Tax is issued only for properties connected to the SSID water system. For more information on the Asset Renewal Levy, see the Asset...

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