Windermere Water Upgrade Project Background


The Windermere Water System has been under a Water Quality Advisory since 2006.  From 2011 to 2017 there were a number of discussions on different options to provide treated water to the community, (see Project Timeline below).

In the fall of 2017, the community and the RDEK Board of Directors supported moving foward with the purchase of Parr Utilities assets.

Please see "Windermere Water Upgrade & East Side Lake Windermere Project" for more info.

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.


Vote results (October 2017)

  • Windermere Water Upgrade: YES 117  / NO 34
  • East Side Lake Windermere Water Service Establishment:  YES 162 / NO 36


2016 Update Options report and meet with community to review remaining options.  RDEK Board supported pursuing purchase of Parr Utilities and assessing impact to both Windermere and existing Parr customers.
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: Fri, June 01, 2018 - 10:13:07