District of Lantzville Town Hall.

Lantzville council amends Nanaimo water agreement

NANAIMO – New terms sent to City of Nanaimo for review and response.

The District of Lantzville approved a number of amendments to its water agreement with the City of Nanaimo during a council meeting Monday.

The amendments include changing the wording to allow all areas of Lantzville to connect to a water supply provided by Nanaimo.

Under the existing water agreement, the connection was specific to new developments and upper Lantzville and didn’t include existing developments in other areas of the district which might need municipal water.

An additional change was made in the agreement to replace the phrase “water system capital costs” to “water service surcharge,” which would eliminate potential concern about direct capital contribution or liabilities that Lantzville might have had to assume.

Another amendment to the deal includes the ability for the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation to potentially hook up to Lantzville’s water system, if it were to enter into an agreement with the City of Nanaimo.


Lantzville’s previous council and mayor originally signed off on a $1.3-million water-supply agreement with Nanaimo in 2014.

According to a report issued to council by District of Lantzville staff, the current water agreement was restrictive for Lantzville and lacked clarity as to when contributions to Nanaimo’s water infrastructure would force or cause Lantzville to consult with the public.

The report also states that the amendments would not result in any financial changes in the agreement.

It also suggested that should the City of Nanaimo accept the changes, the District of Lantzville could “avoid costs which would trigger a referendum.”

Coun. Denise Haime said she’s pleased with the amendments to the agreement.

“I’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback from the residents …. that this water agreement is inclusive to all of Lantzville,” she said.

City of Nanaimo councillors will now need to review and vote on Lantzville’s amendments.

Just Posted

Hospice gets some help thanks to community hike

Nanaimo Community Hospice Society’s Hike for Hospice was held Saturday at Westwood Lake

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Prevent ‘reno-victions’

Lack of vacancy control results in rent hikes far exceeding allowable increases, says letter writer

Space rock band Possum will make Nanaimo debut

This month the group releases its first full-length record, ‘Space Grade Assembly’

Dogs, dogs and more dogs in Nanoose this weekend

Nanaimo Kennel Club hosts annual show

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cars too hot to leave kids unattended

A campaign on preventative measures is needed, says letter writer

Dogs, dogs and more dogs in Nanoose this weekend

Nanaimo Kennel Club hosts annual show

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Every cigarette and lottery ticket stolen from Parksville’s Log Cabin General Store

Break-in, theft occurred late on June 10 or early June 11

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

Suspect arrested following gunpoint robbery in Qualicum Beach

Stop and Shop Grocery was robbed June 5; man now in custody

Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival comes to Nanaimo

Performances to take place over two days at St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Truck loaded with culverts tips over on highway exit in Nanaimo

Crash blocks northbound access to Trans Canada Highway from Duke Point Highway

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Most Read