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 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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September 21, 2019

Chlorine Flush conducted 9:00 AM Tuesday September 3, 2019.
On August 20, six of the eight sample stations tested "less than 1" for coliforms and e.coli per 100mL, but two stations registered 1 coliform each. This coliform count was too small to require a boil-water advisory. On August 27, SSID's Operator flushed the two stations, which cleared one, but not the other. On September 1, SSID released a Notice of Chlorine Flush to our email recipients, and posted signs in the District. On September 3, the Operator flushed again, this time with chlorine throughout the system, which resulted in a "less than 1" per 100mL at the final station.

The flush was complete in a couple of hours. The...

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