We are committed to the protection of drinking water and preventing the spread of water-borne diseases. In addition we work to alert and protect the public from chemical or other water contaminants. Drinking Water Officers throughout the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority approve, inspect and monitor drinking water supplies for compliance with regulatory requirements. Some of the services we provide include: Issuing operating permits for waterworks systems. Monitoring and auditing water systems for compliance with the Safe Drinking water regulations and the Federal Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Responding to complaints about poor water quality from users of community water works systems. Issuing boil water advisories to consumers should the water not be potable.

How to access

  • Contact us

    Contact us for any complaints or concerns regarding air quality in your community at (604) 485-3310. 

Hours of operation

Currently closed
  • Monday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Thursday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday:   8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturday:   Closed
  • Sunday:   Closed

Parking & Transportation

​​Free parking is available.

Getting here by ferry

qathet General Hospital is two ferry rides away from the City of Vancouver.

Take the Langdale ferry from the Horseshoe Bay Terminal.  Ferry schedules can be found at: http://bcferries.com. Drive up the Sunshine Coast along Hwy 101 from Langdale to Earl's Cove.  Take the Saltery Bay ferry from Earl's Cove.

From the Saltery Bay ferry terminal, travel along Hwy 101 for approximately 20 km until you reach a "Welcome to Powell River" sign.  Continue inside the city limits until you reach a street with a right-hand lane and a store/gas station called Pacific Point Market.  At the corner on your right, turn right.  You are now on Joyce Avenue.  Follow Joyce Avenue through four sets of stoplights.  Approximately 1 km past the fourth light, you will approach the hospital on the right.

Getting here by air

Contact Pacific Coastal Airlines by e-mail at www.pacific-coastal.com or by telephone at 1-800-663-2872 for schedules of flights from Vancouver. 

qathet General Hospital

qathet General Hospital (formerly Powell River General Hospital) is a 33-bed facility providing services that include surgery, endoscopy, ICU, obstetrics, in-patient psychiatry, oncology, emergency and diagnostic services.

Drinking Water Safety

Drinking water safety protects drinking water and water-borne disease prevention through drinking water safety teams.