Windermere Water Upgrade Project


The Windermere Water System has been under a Water Quality Advisory since 2006.  Over the last number of years (see Project Timeline below), there have been a number of discussions on different options to provide treated water to the community.

Current Status

At their October 2016 meeting, the RDEK Board recommended that the option to purchase Parr Utilities to provide treated water for the Windermere Community Water System Service Area be pursued and the impact to the both Windermere and existing Parr customers be assessed. 

Since then, key milestones have been identified and work is underway to compile all the information necessary to present the complete picture to the community and RDEK Board.

Key Milestones:

• Due Diligence on evaluating Parr assets and purchase price
• Assessment of service area configuration options
• Assessment of financial impact to customers
• Communication
• Elector Assent

Current Newsletters:

Newsletter for Existing Parr Customers (March 2017)
Windermere Water System Upgrade Newsletter (January 2017)
August 2016 Project Update
August 2016 Referendum vs Petition Information Sheet

Project Timeline:

Here are some highlights from what’s happened every year since 2011 when the option to purchase bulk water from Parr Utilities was turned down by the community.


We are working on the key milestones. 

To find out where we are now, take a look at our most recent newsletters above.

2016 Update Options report and meet with community to review remaining options
2015 Reservoir & secondary chlorination construction
2014 An assessment of the Parr Utilities infrastructure was initiated early in the year.  Wells, as a community water source, were also investigated more closely.
2012-2013 Community Consultation and assessment of all options
2011 Community referendum to purchase bulk water from Parr; defeated in June


Last edited: Mon, May 15, 2017 - 2:45:52