Water Supply

Here is a list of all of our water supply tanks with their capacities. Tanks in red text are currently being installed and we are hoping will be on line by early 2011.

Tank Gallons Loads Comments
Carmichael 16,000 10
Sandpiper 16,000 10 Central Road
Whaling Station 16,000 10
Firehall 10,000 6 Trickle fills from well
Co-op 26,000 17
Mount Road 26,000 17
School 10,000 6 Trickle fills from well
Recycling Depot 6,000 4
Joe King Ballpark 6,000 4
Bond Road 21,350 16
DePape 20,000 15
Periwinkle 17,000 15
Savoie Road 20,000 15
Galleon 15,000 15
Euston Rd 25,000 17

5 thoughts on “Water Supply”

  1. I have been waiting for 3 years now to benefit from the great savings in home insurance, that we were promised when the tanks were installed next to our driveway… the rumours of great savings are true… my insurance broker confirmed that with me, but we are still waiting ! Apparently, the procedure is for the Fire Dept to submit proof of installation to the underwriters ..?
    This is what I was told by Giff, at least 3 years ago, and more recently by my insurance company.. Why am I still waiting then? I have lost hundreds of dollars , that could have been saved, if a little follow up paperwork that was promised, was actually done..
    I’d like to know what’s up? Has anyone on the island reaped the financial benefits yet? I appreciate the obvious safety benefits of having great water supply nearby, and I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the firefighters to protect our island… but saving money is always nice too..

    1. As a non-permanent resident yet Hornby Island property owner (that pays taxes just like everyone else) here are my two cents worth : The promise of something happening in the future does not mean you are ‘loosing money’ currently. At some point in time you decided to live on an Island with a certain infrastructure in place. The associated (insurance) rate~costs are part and parcel of that decision. The wheels of bureaucracy move slowly, including in the world of insurance rates and fire prevention designations. It is my understanding the Hornby FD is working hard on gaining accreditation similar to having a hydrant based system, this eventually will result in improved insurance rates. Best route to accomplish this as quickly as possible is to remain supportive of the process and don’t insinuate some kind of lack of action on someone’s part is ‘costing you money’.
      The Hornby Island FD is a great department and provides essential services for in times of need a lot of it on a volunteer basis.

  2. Hello;

    We have recently bought a lot at 4085 Parnell Road. For our insurance, I need to know if there is a hydrant connected to water supply nearby.

    Also, is the entire Fire Department volunteer?

    Thanks.

    Keith.

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