Who owns the Langley Lake Dam?

Had a neighbour ask who owned the Langley Lake Dam so I decided to get some answers

Dam Owner: UNION BAY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

 LANGLEY LAKE DAM Points Code: PD31127 Regulated Code: Regulated

Type: Earthfill Height (m): 4

Next Audit Year: 0 Crest Length (m): 18

Dam File No.: D720116-00 Operation Code: Active

Crest Elevation (m): 1150.3 (Crest of Dam Elevation of the uppermost surface of a dam proper, not taking into account any camber allowed for settlement, curbs, parapets, guard rails or other structures that are not a part of the main water-retaining structure. This elevation may be roadway, walkway or the non-overflow section of a dam.)

Region: VANCOUVER ISLAND

Function: MAIN District-Precinct Name: NAN – COURTENAY

Dam Safety Officer: Baldwin, John ENV:EX

Dam Owner: UNION BAY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

From CLEAN AND SAFE WATER FOR UNION BAY FINAL REPORT (JS Mattison August, 2017)

In 1960, the Union Bay Waterworks (newly formed from the Water Association) bought their water system for a $1.00 from the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited. They also bought the land under Langley Lake for $1,000, one of the few lakes in BC for which the bed is privately owned. The Union Bay Waterworks became the Union Bay Improvement District, which was incorporated by Letters Patent on March 18, 1960 as the authority responsible for providing waterworks to the residents and property owners of Union Bay. Fire Protection and Street Lighting were added to UBID responsibilities in 1972.
UBID is governed by an elected Board of Trustees who are chosen to serve overlapping terms at elections which are held as part of an Annual General Meeting. Trustees are paid a small stipend. Day to day business is managed by a full-time Administrator, who is supported by a part-time Administrative Assistant, along with a Public Works Superintendent and a Public Works Technician, both full time. Union Bay Fire Rescue is a volunteer fire department with a half-time paid Fire Chief. The fire crew are volunteers with modest stipends paid to a couple of senior officers and an annual honourarium paid to the department as a whole.

Hope you enjoyed some facts for clarification….

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