New Well #19
Well 19 is progressing. Pump, wiring and piping have been installed in the well. Wiring and piping have been placed and covered in a ditch leading to the container in the Tank Farm. Plumbing and electrical components are attached to the container wall. Plumbing leading to the Treatment Plant is now in place. Information for the source approval is being accumulated and will be sent to the Environmental Health Officer by May 1st, 2021. Initial chemistry and bacteria tests are all good. The expectation is that the well will be on-line by the end of May.
Spring Landowner Forum
The second VPID Landowner Forum is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 11:00 am. You are required to register in advance for this meeting. Click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. While registering you’ll be able to suggest topics for discussion.
Water Conservation and Metering Committee
The parameters of the former Metering Committee have changed, and the new name is the Water Conservation and Metering Committee (WaCoM for short), which has expanded to include one more member. A summary of the questions asked from the survey (FAQ) along with answers are now available on this web site at https://vpid.ca/frequently-asked-questions/
The Islands Trust is holding town hall meetings to discuss the possibility of allowing secondary housing on all properties. The VPID Board of Trustees is opposed to the concept due to concerns with water shortages and the need to be able to meet the needs of the existing 237 houses and potential future building on 38 empty properties within VPID. A letter to the Islands Trust has been sent voicing concerns and opposition to the concept.
Household Water Warning
A warning that residents may inadvertently be subjected to causing bad water to enter their houses: a charged hose left in the sun has the ability to cause sufficient pressure to force water from the hose to enter the house, resulting in bad tasting water.