Residents Approve Parcel Taxes to Fund the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program

The Regional District of Nanaimo collects upwards of $500,000 per year to fund their Drinking Water and Watershed Protection (DWWP) program thanks to a parcel tax ($7.50) implemented by member municipalities and electoral areas.

Prior to the creation of the DWWP program, staff at the RDN engaged community members in numerous public meetings to build support. Community members approved the DWWP program and cost recovery in a referendum for Service Area Establishment across all RDN electoral areas.

The parcel tax is applied evenly through all member municipalities.