The infrastructure of the water district consists of two pumping stations, two reservoirs and approximately 10 kilometers of water lines.
As of May 2020, Kemp Lake Waterworks now purchases water from the CRD via the Juan de Fuca Water Distibution Service. For more background on this see our FAQ page.
We no longer use water from Kemp Lake itself.
Main Pump Station
The main pump station is now located on West Coast Road at eastern boundary of our water district. All the water used by the district is now purchased from CRD water. Level sensors in the main Carpenter Road reservoir use telemetry to send radio signals to this pump station to turn on and off the pump(s) as required.
Pressure Booster Pump Station
This station boosts the water pressure by approximately 25 psi in order to supply the higher ground in the west end of the district. Level sensors in the Taylor Place reservoir use telemetry to send radio signals to this pump station to turn on and off the pump(s) as required.
The main reservoir is a ground level concrete tank with a capacity of 80,000 imperial gallons or 363,200 liters. Level sensors in this tank use telemetry to send radio signals to the main pump station to turn on and off the pump(s).
The booster reservoir is a ground level steel tank that was built in the summer of 2005. The reservoir is a round coated steel tank 17 feet in diameter and 40 feet high, holding approximately 50,000 imperial gallons or 227,000 liters. Level sensors in this tank use telemetry to send radio signals to the West Coast Road booster pump station to turn on and off the pump(s). This reservoir augments the storage capacity of our main reservoir as well as improve fire flows to the western end of the district.
There is approximately 10 kilometers of water pipe used by the district which range from 3/4 inch meter services lines up to 8 inch main lines. Most pipe is plastic with brass fittings on the smaller sizes and cast iron fittings on the larger mains.
There are currently 24 hydrants within the district. Most, but not all of the district is covered by fire hydrants. People with homes within 1000 feet of a hydrant should be getting a reduction on their house insurance.
There are currently 7 standpipes in the district. Standpipes are primarily used for flushing of water lines. They are NOT recognized by Fire Underwriters for fire protection insurance. The fire department is however, able to use them for whatever water they provide.
Old Main Pump Station (no longer in service)
This pump station is now in reserve in case of catastrophic loss of water from the CRD connection. It can be put into use to supply lake water to our system for service use only. That is to flush toilets etc BUT not for drinking or cooking. There would be a boil water order put in place while this pump station is being used until connection to CRD water is re-established.
It contains two water pumps and the chlorination system. When both pumps are running, they produce a flow of approximately 115 Imperial Gallons per Minute (IGPM) or 522 liters per minute(LPM). The pumps would be controlled manually.