Mayne Island Integrated Water Systems Mayne Island Integrated Water Systems Society is a 100% volunteer non profit Society of concerned citizens, water purveyors, sister Associations and industry, drawn from the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, with a mandate to facilitate, educate and lobby on water conservation, preservation and protection for the Gulf Islands. Formed in the 1980s, bringing together only organized water systems for discussions, sharing supplies and information, MIIWSS expanded membership 2005, inviting individual well owners, as well as water systems, groundwater organizations. and members of the water industry to participate.
Integrated Water facilitates educational forums, articles and outreach programming. All funding is dedicated to the fulfilling of this mandate, including lobbying for the betterment of groundwater legislation, supply delivery, and groundwater protection, focusing on the Islands.
There are 14 organized water systems on Mayne Island, of which 12 are MIIWSS members.
• 2 CRD managed districts • 4 private, either Societies, co-ops or strata holdings • 6 Improvement Districts as regulated under British Columbia law.
In 2007, there were a total of 1035 lots within the 12 systems with 820 connected to the water supplied from 26 wells located in the general area of each system. The balance of the island is serviced by wells, either individually owned supplying a single residence, private strata, or unregulated communal wells servicing about 2 to 4 homes.