Rosebery Highlands

Annual Drinking Water Information

Rosebery Highlands Water System 2019 Annual Drinking Water Information Brochure.

Size and number of connections

The system currently services three (3) active connections with an additional 17 serviceable lots located in the service area.


The system is located north of the Village of New Denver and is a subdivision located above the unincorporated community of Rosebery. Rosebery Highlands is within RDCK Electoral Area H.


The Rosebery Highlands system draws water from a deep well not under the direct influence of surface water. The water quality from the well meets Canadian Drinking Water standards, with the addition of a chlorine residual being the only required treatment.

System Description

The majority of the system was constructed in 2007, with a small extension constructed in 2009.


Because the system draws from a groundwater source that is not under the direct influence of surface water, no filtration is required. Chlorine disinfection is provided.


The system includes a 275,720 litre concrete reservoir constructed in 2007. As the source water is low-turbidity well water, cleaning is not expected to be required for several more years.

Distribution System

The distribution system consists of new 150mm diameter PVC mains. Dead-end mains in cul-de-sacs are 100mm diameter. 100mm diameter lines reduce the opportunity for stagnation of water in the mains. All dead-ends are equipped with stand pipes to allow flushing of the distribution lines.


The system does not meet standardized requirements for fire protection.

Plans for Future Upgrades

Two projects are planned for 2018: well house piping replacement and a water sampling station project. A chlorine analyser replacement project is planned for 2019.

Asset Management Planning

An Asset Management Plan (AMP) is complete and being updated annually.  The 2018 AMP summary report can be viewed HERE

The RDCK has received grant funding under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) in 2018 to develop a Risk & Criticality Assessment model for the water system's distribution network.  This Risk & Criticality Assessment model is now a component of the AMP and is included when RDCK management considers asset replacement dates or the prioritization of upgrade work on the highest risk/highest need.

Universal Metering

A universal metering program is underway in Rosebery Highlands Water System. In fall 2017, meters were installed for all developed properties. The water meters were located at the property line in a meter pit. All dwellings constructed in 2016 and later will be required to pay for the supply and installation costs for the meter and meter pit. Property owners who are making changes to their properties should submit a Water Application which can be found on our Utility Billing webpage.

There are currently no plans for metered billing.

Please see the brochure on the Rosebery Highlands Water Metering Program here. For more information, please visit the Water Meters webpage.


On July 1, 2012 this system was converted from a private utility to a RDCK owned and operated service.

The content on this page was last updated April 15 2019 at 3:14 PM