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  • Water, sewers and drainage
  • 13 (1) Where land intended to be included in a bare land strata plan is required to be connected to a water utility, community water system, sewage collection and disposal system or a drainage system pursuant to a bylaw enacted under section 746, 747, or 938 of the Local Government Act, the approving officer shall not approve the bare land strata plan unless he is satisfied that a water distribution system, sewage collection system and drainage system serving all the strata lots can be constructed on the land in accordance with the standards set out in the codes, or where the codes do not provide standards in accordance with standards generally accepted as good engineering practice.
  • (2) Where the land intended to be included in a bare land strata plan is not required to be connected to a water utility or community water system, the approving officer shall not approve the bare land strata plan unless
  • (a) he is satisfied that each strata lot intended to be created has an adequate proven source of potable water or will have a supply of potable water adequate for its use or any prospective use the approving officer considers likely, or
  • (b) a water distribution system connecting all the strata lots to an adequate proven source of potable water has been constructed on the land in accordance with the standards set out in the codes, or where the codes do not provide standards, in accordance with standards generally accepted as good engineering practice.
  • (3) Where the land intended to be included in a bare land strata plan is not required to be connected to a sewage collection and disposal system, the approving officer shall not approve the bare land strata plan unless
  • (a) he is satisfied that a sewage disposal system can be constructed on each strata lot in accordance with the standards set out in the codes, or
  • (b) a sewage collection system connecting each strata lot to a common or other sewage disposal facility has been constructed on the land in accordance with the standards set out in the codes, or where the codes do not provide standards, in accordance with standards generally accepted as good engineering practice.
  • (4) Where
  • (a) the land or any part of the land intended to be included in a bare land strata plan is not suitable for its intended or any other likely use because of inadequate drainage, and
  • (b) the owner-developer has agreed to install a drainage system that will, in the opinion of the approving officer, provide adequate drainage,
  • the approving officer shall not approve the bare land strata plan unless the drainage system has been constructed on the land in accordance with standards generally accepted as good engineering practice, and provides adequate drainage.
  • (5) In such circumstances as the approving officer considers appropriate, he may approve a bare land strata plan where the requirements of subsection (2), (3) or (4) are not met if the owner-developer agrees in writing to enter into such covenants registrable under section 182 of the Land Title Act as the approving officer considers advisable.
  • (6) For the purpose of this section, the approving officer may rely upon a certificate of a professional engineer as evidence of standards generally accepted as good engineering practice.

[am. B.C. Reg. 180/88, s. (b).]