2023 Notices of Tax Levy have been issued May 27 (by mail) or May 29 (by email).
Payment to SSID may be made by Interac etransfer to email@example.com or by cheque or money order payable to Savary Shores Improvement District, mailed to SSID, 2785 Vancouver Blvd, Savary Island, BC V0N 2G0.
SSID does not issue receipts. Your etransfer confirmation, cheque copy, or money order copy, is your receipt.
Your tax notice shows either Class A or Class B for the 2023 calendar year. The Connection Tax is only applicable to Class A parcels that have an approved connection by which water can be supplied from the SSID Waterworks. The District Tax and Asset Renewal Levy are applicable to all taxable parcels in the Improvement District, both Class A and B.
There is a May 1 2023 deadline for SSID to have received the early-pay discount on 2023 taxes totalling $600 for Class A and $400 for Class B. Payments made after May 1 are not discounted, owing $850 and $550 for Classes A and B payable in 2023. Interest on unpaid 2023 taxes will be applied on March 1 2024, as directed by the provincial government.
Residents connected to the waterworks are allotted up to 100 cubic metres of water per calendar year. Those who use more water than the year's allotment are invoiced an Excess Use Toll in January of the following year. The Trustees set the 2022 domestic-use rate at $1.50 per cubic metre overage, in accordance with Excess Tolls Bylaw 132. If you did not receive an Excess Toll invoice in January 2023, you did not exceeded your 2022 allotment. Tolls not paid by the February 28 deadline are subject to a 20 percent penalty.
WATER CONNECTION CHARGE
Savary Shores has 44 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-414-8448, or by mail to 2785 Vancouver Blvd, Savary Island BC V0N 2G0.
The charge for a first-time connection is $1,000.
The charge for a disconnection, or a re-connection, is $100.
COMPARISON TO OTHER WATER SYSTEMS
In 2019, we compared SSID’s taxes per household to similar water districts, and found SSID taxes to be less than those districts:
• 2019 Lund Water Works $850.00 after early-pay discount. Source: Lund Water Works Improvement District
• 2019 Myrtle Pond Water System, south of Powell River, $1,275. Source: 2019 Financial Plan, qathet Regional District
• 2019 Beddis, Sticks Allison, Fulford, and Highlands/Fernwood households, all in the Capital Regional District, ranging from $1,465 to $2,030. Source: Lund Water District Water System Condition Assessment, McElhanney.