Windermere Water Upgrade & East Side Lake Windermere Project

The RDEK is considering the purchase of Windermere Water and Sewer Company’s (WWSC) drinking water service assets.  Parr Utilities Ltd. (Parr) is the subsidiary company that owns and operates the water treatment plant and related water distribution systems.

There will be 2 parallel referendums in October 2017, with 2 separate ballots.

FOR: Windermere (see Key Terms);
QUESTION: Borrowing related to water system purchase and increasing the annual requisition.

FOR: East Side (see Key Terms);
QUESTION: Establishing a new service area to receive water servicing from the RDEK.

Open Houses

The RDEK will be hosting two sets of open houses, with a presentation, in preparation for two referendums to be held in October.  Come join us to find out more about the project and upcoming voting process.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentation 3:30pm


7:00pm - 9:00pm
Presentation 7:30pm


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presentation 3:30pm


7:00pm - 9:00pm
Presentation 7:30pm

  Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce
651 Highway 93/95
Invermere, BC

Key Terms

The following key terms will generally be used throughout our information:

Windermere refers to the existing RDEK Windermere Community Water System Service Area.
East Side refers to the proposed East Side Lake Windermere Water System Service Area which includes Windermere (except a few properties that do not have access to water – see information package for more information), Timber Ridge and current Parr customers.
Parr refers to the Parr Utilities assets, including the water treatment plant and water distribution system, plus the land and building which houses the water treatment plant currently owned by Windermere Water & Sewer Company.


Windermere Water Upgrade Information Package
East Side Lake Windermere Water Information Package
Voting Information
• Question & Answer (Q&A) – under construction
Windermere Water Upgrade Project Background


If you have questions about the project, please contact Elizabeth Ahlgren, RDEK Project Supervisor, at or by phone (250) 489-2791 / tollfree 1-888-478-7335 (BC & Alberta).

Last edited: Thu, August 31, 2017 - 3:39:17