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Public Works, Lighting, Water and Harbour Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. Also includes some agendas originally filed with the City Clerk for information.

For an alphabetical index to the minutes of this Committee, see CR-0137.

See also CR-0028, Public Works Committee records (1926-1962).

Victoria (B.C.). Public Works, Lighting, Water and Harbour Committee

Public Works Committees minutes index

Series consists of an index to the minutes of the Public Works Committee (CR-0028) and to the Public Works, Lighting, Water and Harbour Committee minutes (CR-0043).

Victoria (B.C.). Public Works Committee

Water Works general ledger

Series consists of a general ledger of the Victoria section of the water works. The ledger has accounts numbered 1 through 96 dealing with all aspects of the water works.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works cost ledger

Series consists of a special ledger dealing with the Victoria water works. The ledgers contain detailed information on specific water accounts.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works Esquimalt section ledger

Series consists of a ledger of the Esquimalt section of the Victoria water works. Accounts deal with all aspects of running the Esquimalt area water works.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works journal

Series consists of a journal recording water works billing accounts. The billing of customers was performed on a bi-monthly basis.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Applications for water

Series consists of books containing applications to connect with the city water supply.

Each application consists of a form filled out by the property owner requesting permission to obtain water from the city water supply and promising to abide by the requisite conditions and pay the necessary fees.

The form captures the following data elements: lot number, block, street, type of structure, number of bricks, barrels of lime, cost of water rent, cost of service and owner’s signature. The applications were sometimes signed by an agent for the owner, commonly the architect, builder, contractor or land agent. Some applications have letters attached or notes written on them regarding addresses or installation. Notes on the inside cover of some books pertain to water rates and cost of services. The design of the forms and the information collected changed somewhat over time.

The Water Commissioner changed from E.A. Wilmot to R.L. Raymur in September 1894 and the water application forms were subsequently changed. The department also started numbering the applications at 1 again.

The first application to connect to with water was made on 7 January 1892.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Commissioner

Elk and Beaver Lake land ownership records

Series consists of an inventory of City-owned waterworks land detailing the area, district, sections, title, description, and purchase of each parcel of land. Includes an 1873 arbitration award granted to William Curtis Ward pertaining to his ownership of land in the area.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water Works data and reports

Series consists of data and reports compiled for the Water Committee, including a variety of reports with plans on electrolysis damage.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Commissioner

Water Works day book

Series consists of a daily journal of activities of a Water Works official.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water Works ledger

Series consists of a journal recording water works billing accounts.

The billing of customers was performed on a bi-monthly basis.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works workbook

Series consists of a set of technical working journals used for calculations and estimates relating to the water supply.

Includes information on rainfall, reservoir capacity, pipes and mains, water usage, and other matters related to the supply and distribution of water.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

Water Works record of new services

Series consists of a chronological listing of permits taken out for connection to City water services. Includes information on: permit number, date, name of applicant, lot, block, section, street and number, size of service, amount paid, and remarks.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

Agreements

Series consists of original agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to a variety of matters including land purchases, land sales, large building projects, water supply, employment, paving, operations of concessions, Wartime Housing, and union agreements.

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

City Solicitor's agreements

Series consists of agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to a variety of matters including land purchases, Vic West Arbitration, and expropriation of land at Elk Lake and Sooke Lake and for water works purposes.

It also includes records dealing with expropriation of land in Fernwood for the Victoria High School as well as agreements for houses under the Soldiers Better Housing Act, and agreements with other municipalities regarding infrastructure projects.

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor's Office