Woodbury Water System

The Woodbury Village Water System is under a
Water Quality Advisory as of January 11, 2018


Annual Drinking Water Information

Woodbury Village Water System 2018 Annual Drinking Water Information Brochure.

Size and number of connections

This water system has 42 connections.


The Woodbury Village Water System is located on Woodbury Village Road along Highway 3A between Ainsworth Hot Springs and the Village of Kaslo. This system is in RDCK Electoral Area D.

System Description

This system was created in 1985 to service the Woodbury Village development. The Woodbury Village Services Society took ownership in 1988 and operated the system as a community until 2012. The RDCK took over operations of the Woodbury Village Water System in 2012.


The source for this water system is Kootenay Lake.


Water is disinfected with a Ultraviolet light.


The Woodbury Village system includes a storage reservoir with a 60,000 gallon capacity.

Distribution System

The estimated length of the distribution system is 1,800 metres of 6-inch PVC piping.


There are no approved fire hydrants on this system; however, residents do have their own fire-fighting equipment and protocol for the area for which they use the system's standpipes.

Significant Issues

The Woodbury water system has been subject to recurring Total Coliform bacteria hits. In May 2016, consumption level chlorine was added to the distribution system due to the prescence of coliform bacteria. Consumption level chlorine continues to be added to the distribution system.

Plans for Future Upgrades

A disinfection upgrade at an estimated cost of $115,000 will occur in 2017. The upgrade is due to re-occurring coliform bacteria found in water sampling results. The existing ultraviolet disinfection unit is not certified and is obsolete. A reservoir control upgrade will be part of the planned 2017 disinfection upgrades.


This system was converted to a RDCK service in January, 2012. It was historically owned and operated by the Woodbury Village Services Society.

The content on this page was last updated April 24 2018 at 12:15 PM