The Resort Municipality of Whistler is currently studying a potential new well supply source located along the Valley Trail (between Rainbow Park and Lorimer Road). Read more.
The Engineering division at the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is part of the Infrastructure Services department. Infrastructure Services provides for the physical infrastructure of the municipality including transportation, transit, road maintenance, water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste management, recycling and composting.
Permits & Policies
Engineering permits and regulations should be reviewed before proceeding with projects. The information below is for reference only. For more detailed information regarding specific projects, please contact Municipal Hall.
Hydrant Usage Permits
The RMOW permits use of water from fire hydrants, but only in accordance with Section 9.4 of the Fire Protection and Fireworks Bylaw 1956, 2010, in order to protect all water system users.
Those wishing to use hydrant water must obtain a permit from the Utilities department. The required deposit and fee covers the rental of the special backflow prevention device which must be used when withdrawing water from any hydrant.
Click here to download the Hydrant Usage Permit.
Water Sprinkling Regulations and Permits
Whistler often experiences long, hot dry spells in the summer months which results in drinking water supply limitations. The RMOW has implemented new lawn sprinkling restrictions to help reduce water consumption in the area. In unusually dry summers, additional higher-level restrictions may be activated as permitted under the Water Use Regulation Bylaw No. 1538, 2001.
Click here to download the permit application.
Click here for more information on Water Sprinkling regulations.
Traffic Calming Policy
The RMOW has a Traffic Calming Policy to provide guidance regarding a process for developing and implementing traffic calming measures. The RMOW strives to maintain and enhance safety for road users as Whistler grows and the number of visitors increases.
Click here for the Traffic Calming Request Form.
Soil and Deposit Removal
The RMOW’s Bylaw No. 1332, 1998 exists to regulate the removal and deposit of soil from land within Whistler. If the volume of soil being removed or deposited is less than 200 cubic metres, a soil removal/deposit permit will not be required.
Otherwise click here to view the permit application for soil removal or deposit within Whistler.
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