SUMMER 2014 BACTERIAL ANALYSIS offer for e coli and total coliform count.

A discounted group rate of $34 per test is offered on MONDAY, AUGUST 18st, 2014.


Water Testing 2014-Bottles and requisition forms are available for pick up at the ACRD office. Go to 3008 – 5th Ave., Monday – Friday between 8am – 4:30 pm.  Otherwise, for THIS TEST, they can also be picked up at the Tseshaht Market.  Address is: 7585 Pacific Rim Hwy during business hours until Monday, August 18th, 2014.


Water testing 2014

Take your water test samples on MONDAY MORNING.  Then put the samples into the provided sample bottles.  Keep the samples cold and deliver them along with the requisition forms. Bring the payment of $34 cash or cheque (to SLCA), to the Sproat Lake Community Hall on MONDAY AUGUST 18st between 9 am and 11 am.   The water sample will be transported to the Labs in Courtenay. (Early drop off is available by calling Penny at 250-724-5040 or email for instructions.)


As well, this is a great opportunity to test water systems and filtration systems from Lake sources, or wells etc. If you do not have a water filtration system boil your drinking water as a precaution, as it is a raw water source. Water test bottles and requisition forms are available all year round at the ACRD office during office hours Monday – Friday.  These are available for individual testing and delivery to NILabs in Courtney or Nanaimo.


NILabs are experts in water quality and water system management. NILabs offers complete water testing that is added to the SLCA Group Bacterial Water Tests at a 20% discount. For further information go to North Island Labs.


Septic field tests are also available at the ACRD upon request. For further information call Penny at 250-724-5040 or email


Campfires are once again banned in the Coastal Fire Centre

Effective noon August 1, 2014, campfires are again prohibited in all areas of the Coastal Fire Centre.


The following uses are not allowed:

  • Campfires, as defined by the wildfire regulation
  • Open fires in an outdoor stove


This prohibition does not apply to CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or to a portable campfire apparatus that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimeters. The use of tiki torches, fireworks or sky lanterns is also prohibited.


For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit the Wildfire Management Branch website:




The Sproat Lake Marine Patrol are back

on Sproat Lake!

The Sproat Lake Marine Patrol Ambassadors are back this year.  They promote safe boating to all boaters on Sproat Lake. Also, they are based at the Sproat Lake Provincial Park Boat Launch. Some of the services they provide include:


  • Assist boaters in distress
  • Jump Starts
  • Assist in Boat Launching
  • Perform volunteer safety boating and equipment checks
  • Life Jacket loaner station


Feel free to contact the Marine Patrol at:

(250) 735-2563


(250) 735-2564

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