About Us

Windermere Water and Sewer Company Inc. ("WWSC") supplies drinking water and sanitary sewer services to homes and businesses on the East side of Windermere Lake in the Regional District of East Kootenay, British Columbia. Incorporated in 2005, WWSC has invested a significant amount in our state of the art treatment systems to meet all current quality guidelines and to ensure the safety of the product that we provide to our customers.

Drinking water is formally supplied by Parr Utilities Ltd. ("Parr"), which has been operating as a water utility in the valley and serving the community of Baltac since 1967. Parr was purchased in 2007 and has provided the base from which the drinking water system has been expanded and upgraded. Our water source is Lake Windermere and our treatment plant ensures the safety of your drinking water through a combination of filtration, ultraviolet disinfection and chlorination. Subsequent to this comprehensive treatment and filtration process, the water is stored in our concrete reservoir and distributed to our customers via gravity and numerous pressure reduction points. We currently supply Interior Health compliant drinking water to the Baltac Community, Timber Ridge Phases I, II & III, Pedley Heights, Stoddart Estates, Swansea Road, Copper Point Estates, Copper Point Resort, Lake Drive and numerous other residential and commercial properties.

The sanitary sewer services are provided by WWSC. Effluent is collected within the various communities and is pumped to our three sewage treatment lagoons via a series of lift stations located throughout the service area. Through the magic of time and mother nature, the solids collect within the lagoons and the effluent becomes effectively inert. Once enough time has elapsed and subject to prior testing, the effluent is chlorinated and will eventually be used to supplement irrigation on The Ridge Golf Course and for agricultural purposes on the ranch that is owned by WWSC. Sanitary sewer services are currently being provided to the Baltac Community, Pedley Heights, Stoddart Estates, Copper Point Estates, Copper Point Resort and customers on Lake Drive.

All financial and technical aspects of the water utility are overseen and regulated by the Comptroller of Water Rights (British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations), pursuant to the Water Utility Act and the Utilities Commission Act of British Columbia. The sanitary sewer operation is overseen by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment.

For more information on the water or sewer operations, please click on the appropriate headings shown above. You may also contact our office either by phone at 250-342-6999 or by email: info{at}windermerewater{dot}com