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Water Testing

The Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Waterworks District is required to submit bi-monthly water samples to Island Health (formerly VIHA) for routine water testing. These water samples are taken from various locations throughout the distribution system and are tested for bacteriological indicators. Results have been consistently good and the District does not provide chlorine residual disinfection of the distribution system. The results of these tests can be found at:


In addition to bi-weekly testing, the Qualicum Bay Water District now conducts additional tests on water from its system every year. These tests measure chemical and physical properties such as colour and the presence of metals or minerals. LinkThe results of these tests are compared to the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. Water from the Qualicum Bay Water Water Service Area wells continues to meet the Guidelines, except for periodic exceedances of certain aesthetic objectives, such as Manganese.