Water Filling Station

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Water Fill Stations

The City of Nanaimo Water Fill Stations are provided as a favourable community service to aid neighbouring residents and businesses that are deficient with potable water. 

They are not considered an essential service and are available to provide support relief, at cost, of supplying treated potable water.

Locations

The City has two water filling stations located at:

  • Labieux Road, Nanaimo
  • Chartwell Road at MacMillan Road, Cedar

Bulk Water Filling Stations Map

Instructions on how to use the water filling stations are shown on the water filling station reference guide and in the Frequently Asked Questions (see links below).

Note: All of the dispensing ports are fitted with a A200 (stainless) 2 inch male grooved camlock hose connection. Please ensure that you have the correctly sized female camlock coupler (with arms) to connect your hose to the dispensing port. 

The City of Nanaimo is not responsible for the quality of water once it leaves the water filling station.

Water Filling Station Application and FOB Card Payment

Apply to get a water FOB card

A FOB card is required to access the Water Filling Stations and anyone can apply to get a card.

Fill out the appropriate commercial or residential application form.

Then pay for the application processing fee and number of FOB cards required at the appropriate commercial / residential payment form link below. Payment for the application fees and FOB card(s) can be made on line by credit card only.

      Commercial Water Filling Station Application & Payment Form

      Residential Water Filling Station Application & Payment Form

On receipt of the application and appropriate payment, the City completes the account setup and an e-mail will be sent to the applicant with information on the account access and when the FOB card(s) is(are) ready for pickup. FOB card(s) can be picked up from the City of Nanaimo Public Works office at 2020 Labieux Road during the following times: Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

The administration fees (application form processing and one FOB card $50 and additional FOB cards $20 each) are charged as per Waterworks Bylaw #7004.16. Please note that the application fees are non-refundable.

2021 charges for water hauled are $16.09 per 1,000 imperial gallons for both commercial and residential users. The new charges came into effect on January 1, 2021.

            waterworks bylaw 7004.16

Typically a new application will be processed by the City within 3 to 5 business days after receipt of a completed online application form and the appropriate FOB card(s) online payment.

Loading your FOB card(s)

The FOB card(s) are tied to an accounting system and the cards can only be credited or topped up via the online web site.

To access your FOB card(s) account(s) please go to the following website (a Firefox web browser is required).

     Water Filling Station Reference Guide Jun 2021

Enter the user name and password supplied to you by the City to review your account and load or top up your FOB card. Your existing account balance is also available on the web site.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find out more about the water filling stations with these frequently asked questions.

      Frequently Asked Questions (25 Jun 2021)

Contact Us

Public Works Department 250-758-5222
public.worksinfo@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: July 23, 2021

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