Savary Shores Improvement District was incorporated in 1980 to deliver drinking water to residents of Savary Shores. Residents pay for the water service, and for the infrastructure, operations, and administration, in annual tax levies issued by SSID, in accordance with BC Provincial regulations.
Savary Shores encompasses 216 lots, of which 167 are currently serviced with water connections. Water is pumped from 2 wells drawing on Savary Island's main aquifer about 110 feet below ground. Two electric pumps run by 2 alternating diesel generators pull water to 2 steel reservoir tanks: a 40,000 Imperial gallon tank on the ground, and a 10,000 Imperial gallon tank on a steel tower.
Water is distributed to Savary Shores properties by a network of pipes running underground in the roads of the District. The District is served by 13 fire hydrants at intervals throughout the system, as well as 4 standpipes, various pressure release valves and gateway valves.
SSID decisions are made by a Board of 3 elected Trustees. SSID's administrator manages the taxation and daily affairs. The Operator maintains the waterworks infrastructure, and is also SSID's Water Sampler, taking monthly water samples at 8 locations in the District. SSID's Meter Reader records monthly changes in water consumption as measured at the water meters for each property.