Welcome to an Independent Water Website
The purpose of this website is to provide information, resource material, links and an opportunity for input
The area of interest for this website is the area north-east of Mount Arrowsmith including the communities of Nanoose, Parksville, French Creek, Qualicum Beach, Dashwood, Errington, Coombs and Hilliers. The Arrowsmith - Oceanside area of the Central East Coast of Vancouver Island,BC Canada, has a population of about 35 thousand people. Within this general area there are about 130 regional, municipal and private water systems, and several thousand private wells.
Englishman River and Arrowsmith Lake
Ideas and Innovations
A film about Vancouver Island water —
To see the Oceanside segment, jump to minute 24
See the tide charts for North West Bay the nearest station in Oceanside
There are many advantages to storing winter water in the hills
Epcor + 130 more
New Requirements for Groundwater Users
How many of the private wells in the Oceanside area could be at risk of contamination?
Should your well be licenced ?
Cannot find enough words to describe water?
Floodplains and estuaries are vulnerable to flooding and storm damage
And 7 Day Trend on Weather Network
Supplies thousands of residents with drinking water from the Englishman Riv.
Ideas for the waterfront plan
This link includes a short You Tube video step by step guide.
How many risks are their of drinking water contamination in the Oceanside area?
Comments, feedback, and questions are greatly appreciated.
How do we measure evapotranspiration?
BC Agriculture water licence site