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There are about 250 Improvement Districts in B.C. They’re located in rural areas and provide local services. Ships Point Improvement District (SPID) covers approximately 300 households and provides water management and fire protection on Ships Point. It’s located within the boundary of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). The CVRD provides regional services such as building inspections, regional parks maintenance, road maintenance, and land-use control.

Fire Danger

Fire Danger
Fire Status

Water Conservation Stage

Water Restriction 2

Click for drought information

Venting Index

7 AM

4 PM


Venting Index

7 AM

4 PM


Venting Index

7 AM

4 PM


Emergency Contacts

For water issues call:
Dave Shepherd
Mike Mesford
Dave Henderson
For fire or medical emergencies call 911.
Local responders will be dispatched by 911 operators as appropriate.


Check out what’s happening at the Fanny Bay Hall!
Board of trustee meetings are held monthly. Please call the office to confirm the date and time of the next meeting.


(What's SPID?)

—>Here<— are answers to all your questions about burning in the Ships Point Improvement District!

Ships Point Chipping Weekend - September 28 - 29

Ships Point Volunteer Fire Fighters Association will hold the next Chipping Weekend for Ships Point residents on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Yard waste will be chipped at the roadside if it fits the following criteria:

  • clean brush only, branches 1/2” to 4” in diameter, no smaller or larger, foliage does not need to be removed
  • no raked material, to avoid stones injuring the crew or damaging the machinery (raked material can be composted)
  • no blackberry stalks
  • stack material parallel to the street, butt ends facing the same direction

Chips can be kept by the resident or will be hauled away.

If you are interested in having your yard waste chipped on September 28-29, please contact the SPVFA at, with the following information:

  • your name
  • address
  • phone number in case we need to contact you
  • whether you want to keep the chips or have them hauled away

All donations to the SPVFA are appreciated. Donations are used to replace outdated equipment, and to provide training for firefighters, first responders, and emergency preparedness.

See you at the roadside!

Posted 20/8/19

Initial Prep Work for Phase 3 of Water Project

The SPID Board is in the process of preparing for Phase 3 of the water project, which entails replacing the water mains and the curb stop boxes for each residential water connection to the remaining residences not replaced in Phase 2. This will affect properties along Ships Point Road, the north loop of Baynes Drive, Vivian Way, Victor Way and Wente Way.

As a result, our Water Operator will be marking the current location of the curb stop valves at each residence in the Phase 3 zone.

If you find a peg in front of your property, please do not remove it - it is an important step to prepare for the design and engineering work in the next stage of the project.

Posted 27/6/19

Water Flushing is Complete

Thank you for your patience. Hopefully our water will now run even cleaner than before! As always, if you have any issues with water quality please let us know right away. Call the office at 250.335.0551 and leave a message for the administrator.

Posted 27/5/19

SPID Annual General Meeting and Trustee Election - Saturday, April 13

The SPID Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Fanny Bay Community Hall, 7793 Island Highway. Registration opens at 9:00 am and the meeting will start promptly at 10:00 am. Please join us to learn about the activities and projects undertaken on your behalf by the Board of Trustees.


  1. Approval of the minutes of 2018 AGM
  2. Board of Trustees Report
  3. Auditor’s Report
  4. Finance Committee Report
  5. Communications Report
  6. Health and Safety Committee Report
  7. Water Technical Committee Report including Water Operator’s Report
  8. Fire Chief’s report
  9. Trustees Honorarium
  10. Election of Trustees – two vacant positions, each for a three year term

Two positions on the Board of Trustees are open, each for a 3-year term. Please consider standing for a position as a Trustee. These volunteers provide a committed and cost effective resource for managing the water and fire infrastructure in Ships Point. It’s a great way to meet your neighbours and be a part of this vibrant community.

To qualify as a candidate for Trustee one must be:

  1. A Canadian Citizen
  2. 18 years of age or older and a land owner or spouse of a land owner in Ships Point Improvement District
  3. A resident of the province for the previous six months as required in the B.C. Elections Act
  4. Entitled to be registered as a voter under the B.C. Elections Act

Anyone wishing to submit his or her name as Trustee should do so by letter on or before April 13, 2019 to SPID, Attention: Mr. Clay Rutherford, Returning Officer. As well, nominations will also be accepted from the meeting floor. Forms are available at the SPID office or download here - please add live link to
Posted 19/03/19
New! Ships Point Water Conservation Guidelines
Ships Point residents rely on underground aquifers for their supply of fresh water. We share this resource with each other, with our neighbours in the Fanny Bay area and with some local industrial users. As a Provincial water licensee, the Ships Point Improvement District, the agency that manages the water system, has a responsibility to protect that water supply and to ensure householders continue to get as adequate an amount of clean, healthy water delivered to their homes as possible. Water supplies can be impacted by drought. In order to manage this risk, SPID is updating our water conservation guidelines. Water conservation guidelines are now a standard practice amongst municipalities across North America.

Please see SPID’s Drought Response Plan, adopted June 2019, with greater details on the water conservation guidelines.
SPID Water Recommendation Quick Reference
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  • Hand watering should be done using a hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shutoff device
  • Micro-irrigation and drip-irrigation deliver a slow moving supply of water at a gradual rate directly to the soil resulting in water savings
  • Washing vehicles, boats and houses (siding) should be done using a hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shutoff device
For further information on the SPID Water Conservation Guidelines please read the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Posted 29-6-19
Get Email Updates for the Most Important SPID News!
The Communication Committee is collecting addresses in order to develop a comprehensive e-mail list of SPID ratepayers. You can expect to receive notices regarding such things as burn bans, water conservation and though not imminent, water shut-off and road closures during the construction phase of the water project. Take this opportunity to be in direct contact with the Board.

Please include your street address as well as your e-mail address so we can tailor our notices to those affected. Send your contact information to As required by law, your privacy will be protected.
Posted 27-4-16
Office Hours
Tu - Fri 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
7729 Vivian Way
Fanny Bay, BC
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Nina LeBlanc, Office Administrator