Windermere Water Upgrade & East Side Lake Windermere Project

Preliminary Voting Results:

The official results are expected to be declared by the Chief Election Officer early this week.


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.

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.

Common Questons and Answers

The following document contains more detailed information on some of the common questions we have received. It will continue to be updated as we receive more questions from the communities.



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: Sat, October 28, 2017 - 8:52:44