Water and Wastewater

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) maintains 100 kilometres of water and wastewater pipe and one of the most advanced wastewater treatment plants in North America.

Emerald Estates - water service interruption (October 21, 2017)

UPDATE: 8:20 p.m.

Staff are aware that some properties are still without water. They are working to try to resolve this issue.

UPDATE: 6 p.m.
Some residents are reporting that their water is back in service, but that water pressure is low. Please note that it may take a few hours to recover water pressure.


There was an unplanned water outage to properties at the highest elevations in Emerald Estates today, due to a control failure caused by an electrical issue.  The electrical issue may have been a result of the recent storm damage to the electrical system in the area.

The control failure has been fixed and the water system should be working again shortly.  An update will be provided once the issue is resolved.
Drinking fountain photo by Justa Jeskova
Drinking Water

Whistler's water quality standards are very high and drinking water is safe to drink straight from the tap. A reusable water bottle is all you need to stay hydrated on the go.

Conservation photo by Justa Jeskova
Water Conservation

It can be easy to forget that water is a precious and limited resource even in Whistler where we receive a considerable amount of rain. It doesn't take long though for water supplies to run short during a drought period in the summer months. 

Wastewater image by Mike Crane

The RMOW operates one of the most advanced wastewater treatment facilities in Canada. Nearly every property in Whistler is connected to the municipal sewage system. 




To report any issue with water or wastewater, contact:

Utilities Department 604-935-8300
After-hours emergency 604-935-8320

Community Performance Indicators