Proposed Regional Water Supply Development Cost Charge Program

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The Capital Regional District (CRD) is working towards implementing a Regional Water Supply (RWS) Development Cost Charge (DCC) Program to help fund eligible growth-related water projects.

DCCs are charges collected by local governments to help fund eligible infrastructure expenditures required to service population growth. DCCs are regulated by the Province and are intended to foster fairness, ensure consistency and promote transparency and equitability. The Local Government Act (LGA) sets out the general requirements under which local governments may charge DCCs. Many local governments in BC have established DCC Programs in place, including most municipalities in Greater Victoria. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on DCCs and the proposed RWS DCC program.

How to Get Involved

Members of the public can share their feedback on the proposed RWS DCC program by:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The public Virtual Information Session will be recorded and available on the Get Involved platform after the information session
  • The CRD is also hosting a Virtual Information Session for the Development Community on June 20 from 2:30-4:00 PM. This session is not open to the public.

Your input will be considered by the Regional Water Supply Commission and will help us understand the level of support for the program as well as identify factors to consider related to program design and implementation. Without a DCC program in place, projects required to upgrade infrastructure and expand water supply as the region grows will be fully paid for by water users through increased water rates.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) is working towards implementing a Regional Water Supply (RWS) Development Cost Charge (DCC) Program to help fund eligible growth-related water projects.

DCCs are charges collected by local governments to help fund eligible infrastructure expenditures required to service population growth. DCCs are regulated by the Province and are intended to foster fairness, ensure consistency and promote transparency and equitability. The Local Government Act (LGA) sets out the general requirements under which local governments may charge DCCs. Many local governments in BC have established DCC Programs in place, including most municipalities in Greater Victoria. Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on DCCs and the proposed RWS DCC program.

How to Get Involved

Members of the public can share their feedback on the proposed RWS DCC program by:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • The public Virtual Information Session will be recorded and available on the Get Involved platform after the information session
  • The CRD is also hosting a Virtual Information Session for the Development Community on June 20 from 2:30-4:00 PM. This session is not open to the public.

Your input will be considered by the Regional Water Supply Commission and will help us understand the level of support for the program as well as identify factors to consider related to program design and implementation. Without a DCC program in place, projects required to upgrade infrastructure and expand water supply as the region grows will be fully paid for by water users through increased water rates.

  • We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey about the proposed Regional Water Supply Development Cost Charge Program. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

    Your input will used to inform the Regional Water Supply Commission’s next steps related to funding water infrastructure upgrades and supply expansion projects required as the region grows. Responses will be organized and summarized in a “What We Heard” report which will be shared with the Regional Water Supply commission and posted online.  

    Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey. The survey will close at 11:55 pm (PST) on July 5, 2024. 

    Privacy Information:

    We do not require your personal information for the purposes of this survey. Your responses to the survey questions will not be attributed back to you individually; they will only be reported back collectively with the other responses received. When completing the survey questions, please do not provide your name or address, or any other personal information that could identify you or other individuals.

    For security purposes any personal information which identifies you or others will immediately be deleted, once your response is received and processed. No personal information will be used to make any administrative decisions that impact any individuals as a result of this survey. Any personal information is collected by the Capital Regional District (CRD) under Section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to collect feedback on the proposed RWS DCC program. Should you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact: waterplanning@crd.bc.ca  

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