Sunnybrae Waterworks

Today's Turbidity Index: Good
Water Source: Shuswap Lake
Water Quality Advisory In Effect

The Sunnybrae Water System is located on Tappen-Sunnybrae Road approximately 4.5 km off the Trans-Canada Highway in Electoral Area C (South Shuswap).

The water system draws water from Shuswap Lake and treats it using ultraviolet disinfection and chlorination. The system also has SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) which provides full remote monitoring capabilities

Water Quality Advisory

Effective November 21, 2019, elevated turbidity levels (cloudiness) in the drinking water supply at the Sunnybrae Water System have resulted in Interior Health issuing a Water Quality Advisory for users of the system. This is not a mandatory Boil Water notice.

Water system users are advised that consuming water from this source may pose a health risk, especially to specific members of the public. 

Precautions should be taken for:

  • People with weakened immune systems or chronic illness;
  • People under 12 and over 65 years of age;
  • People seeking additional protection.

Interior Heath advises these users to:

  • Boil water for one minute and allow to cool before use;
  • Use an alternative water source such as bottled water.

The advisory will remain in place until further notice. The CSRD will advise when the Water Quality Advisory is lifted through website updates, social media posts and media releases.

Costs of Connection For Properties Outside Water Service Area

Reserve Contribution: Ten times the current year Parcel Tax rate. (For example, if the annual parcel tax rate = $532, it would equate to a $5,320 contribution to connect.)

A public assent process must also take place prior to a property connecting to the Sunnybrae Water System in order to include that property into the Water Service Area.

Connection Fee: $2,000 per property

Costs of Connection For Properties Within Existing Water Service Area

Please note this represents a standard installation that does not require any added engineering or infrastructure costs. 

Connection Fee: $2,000 per property

Annual Water System Fees

The annual parcel tax and user fee amounts are set by the Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 5780. Rates for your water system can be viewed by clicking on the button below.

View Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 5780

For any further information, please contact the CSRD Operations Management at 250.833.5950.

Spring 2019 Download


Report Water Issues

For non-emergency water related issues or connection questions, or for emergencies, occurring between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday to Friday, call:

Operations Management
T: 250.833.5950
TF: 1.888.248.2773

In the event of a water emergency after office hours call:
TF: 1.877.996.3344