Rosebery Highlands

Annual Drinking Water Information

Size and number of connections

The system currently services 6 active connections with an additional 23 serviceable lots located in the service area.


The system is located north of the Village of New Denver and is a subdivision located above the unincorporated community of Rosebery. Rosebery Highlands is within RDCK Electoral Area H.


The Rosebery Highlands system is supplied by a single well drilled in 2006 to a depth of 47.5 meters. A Ground Water Under Direct Influence of Surface Water (GUDI) assessment was completed that suggests the well is not under the infulence of surface water. Water quality paramenters meet Health Canada's Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. 

System Description

The majority of the system was constructed in 2007, with a small extension constructed in 2009.


Chlorine disinfection is provided for residual water treatment. 


The system includes a 275,720 litre concrete reservoir constructed in 2007. As the source water is low-turbidity well water, cleaning is not expected to be required for several more years.

Distribution System

The distribution system consists of new 150mm diameter PVC mains. Dead-end mains in cul-de-sacs are 100mm diameter. 100mm diameter lines reduce the opportunity for stagnation of water in the mains. All dead-ends are equipped with stand pipes to allow flushing of the distribution lines.


The system does not meet standardized requirements for fire protection.

Plans for Future Upgrades

Well house piping replacement and chlorine analyser installation are planned for the near future. 

Asset Management Planning

An Asset Management Plan (AMP) is complete and being updated annually.  The 2018 AMP summary report can be viewed HERE

The RDCK has received grant funding under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) in 2018 to develop a Risk & Criticality Assessment model for the water system's distribution network.  This Risk & Criticality Assessment model is now a component of the AMP and is included when RDCK management considers asset replacement dates or the prioritization of upgrade work on the highest risk/highest need.

Universal Metering

Rosebery Highlands is a metered water system; however, metered rates are not currently planned. Future metered rates will be considered with continued development. 


On July 1, 2012 this system was converted from a private utility to a RDCK owned and operated service.

The content on this page was last updated April 26 2022 at 2:50 PM