CCRD currently provides water service to homes and businesses in the Bella Coola townsite (Electoral Area E), and is beginning development of a new service to provide water to several residences on Denny Island (Electoral Area A). CCRD is also responsible for the Hagensborg water and fire protection services in Electoral Areas C and D.
The Bella Coola Townsite Water service is a distribution system which carries water that is purchased by CCRD from the Nuxalk Nation to homes and businesses within the Bella Coola townsite. This is a fee-for-service system, which means that direct users of the system cover the costs of operating it.
Denny Island Water System will also be a fee-for-service system for several residences on Denny Island. Planning and preliminary work on-the-ground continue, and initial operation has not yet commenced. Please refer to this Press Release for further information and details about this new service. Please check back to this page in the future for updates and a full description of the service once it has begun operation.
The Hagensborg Water and Fire Protection System serves just under 500 residents in the Hagensborg area. It began as an improvement district in 1964. On 1 January 2021, the improvement district was dissolved, and responsibility transferred to CCRD, in part because CCRD secured a $3.7 million grant toward the cost of necessary capital upgrades. Water system upgrade planning is now underway, and CCRD is also working with Nuxalk Nation to identify archeological review and protocol steps. CCRD is also seeking input from residents on how the system should be managed in the future.