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