Bill Payment

Payment to SSID may be made by Interac etransfer to or by cheque or bank draft payable to Savary Shores Improvement District, mailed to: SSID, box 176, 2785 Vancouver Blvd, Lund BC V0N 2G0.

Your etransfer confirmation, cheque copy, or bank draft copy, is your receipt.

2024 Tax Notices were issued March 27 and 28 2024, and indicate an amount payable for the calendar year January - December 2024.

The deadline for the early-pay discount was May 1 2024. Your tax notice shows a chart with the amount payable as at May 2 2024. Additionally, interest on outstanding 2024 taxes will be applied in March 2025, as directed by the provincial government.

Your tax notice shows either Class A tax or Class B tax. Within each Class are 2 or 3 taxes/levies. The Connection Tax is only applicable to Parcels that have an Approved Connection by which water can be supplied from the SSID Waterworks. The District Tax and Asset Renewal Tax are applicable to all taxable Parcels in the Improvement District.

Residents connected to the waterworks are allotted up to 100 cubic metres of water per calendar year. Properties that used in excess of the allotment in 2023 received an Excess Toll invoice in January 2024. Payments after the February 29 2024 deadline were subject to a 20 percent penalty. The Trustees set the 2023 domestic-use rate at $1.50 per cubic metre overage, in accordance with Excess Tolls Bylaw 132. The 2024 rate will be set at the end of 2024, and any excess use will be invoiced in January 2025.

Savary Shores has 43 properties that are not yet connected to the water system. Property owners interested in receiving water may Apply for a Water Connection, by downloading the form on this site, or by contacting the administrator at or 604-414-8448, or by mail to box 176, 2785 Vancouver Blvd, Lund BC  V0N 2G0.

The charge for a first-time connection is $1,000.

The charge for a disconnection, or a re-connection, is $100.

A disconnection changes that property's assessment from Tax Class A to Tax Class B, so is taxable as Class-B at the next March tax notice. If that property is re-connected in the same tax year that it was disconnected, the re-connection will result in an amount owing equal to the difference that would have been paid as a Tax Class A. This is to prevent disconnections and re-connections intended to avoid Tax Class A.

Water connections may not be transferred from a property owner to a new owner, without consent of SSID trustees. The application for Transfer of Water Connection contract is sent by the administrator to new owners, and becomes effective when the $50 fee and application are received and accepted.