Serviceability

The City of White Rock requires that residents/developers confirm that proposed buildings can be serviced with water prior to the issuance of a building permit.

Servicing requirements are:

  • Backflow prevention is provided to protect the distribution system
  • Existing hydrant(s) are within a reasonable distance to the proposed building and with adequate flow
  • Pressures in the nearest watermain are suitable for sprinkler fire protection to NFPA 13D (as required by Sprinkler Bylaw No. 1683)
  • Property is reasonably close to a suitable watermain

To apply for serviceability for a single family or duplex, complete the Serviceability Form (PDF) and submit it to the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at 877 Keil Street along with a payment of $364. The City will then submit the form to Kerr Wood Leidal. Once the serviceability report is complete the City will contact the registered owner of the property to pick it up. Please note the Serviceability Report may take up to 10 business days to complete.

To apply for serviceability for a subdivision, a multi-family building, or a non-residential building, please contact the Water department.