The Approving Officer may require the provision of water in proposed
subdivisions regardless of parcel sizes.
Water systems serving two or more residences are water supply systems
as defined by the Drinking
Water Protection Act. They require a Construction Permit issued
by a Public Health Engineer of the Regional Health Authority. They also
require an Operating Permit issued by the Regional Health Authority's Drinking Water Officer.
Water systems serving five lots or more are water utilities
as defined by the Water Utility Act.
Where such systems
are involved, the applicant must submit the following to the District
Transportation Office before final approval of the subdivision plan:
- A letter from the Ministry of Environment, Utility Regulation Section, Water Management Branch stating that the water system has
been installed to acceptable standards and confirmation that ‘as built’
drawings have been approved by the Comptroller of Water
- An amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)
is required if an extension to an existing water system is proposed
to be constructed. Sometimes the CPCN covers a larger area than is presently served so an amendment is not required. For new community water systems, a new Certificate
of Public Convenience and Necessity is required
Usually proof of an adequate supply of potable water is a requirement in the local government's Subdivision