The Village of Silverton

Welcome to Silverton located in the heart of the Slocan Valley



Community Library Survey

The Library Status Committee, appointed by Council of the Village of New Denver, is looking into diversifying services available at the North Slocan Community Library (formerly New Denver Reading Centre).

Part of this research includes learning what types of library services our community members would like to have access to.

Click here to take the survey



























Watering Restrictions

May 31, 2023

This spring and summer, the Village of Silverton is reminding residents to be mindful of water usage and to follow the Village's watering restrictions. Silverton's water use is at its highest during this time, and lawn watering is a large contributor to increased use.

Watering restrictions are put in place to make sure residents water their lawns at appropriate times to lessen the impact on the local water supply during peak times.

sprinkler photo

What days can you water?

  • Odd numbered addresses are to water on odd days.
  • Even numbered addresses are to water on even days.

Only water during these times on your designated days:

  • In the morning between 7 and 9 a.m.
  • In the evening between 7 and 9 p.m.

Hand watering of plants using a hose with a working spring-loaded shut-off nozzle or a hand-held container is allowed at any time.












A recent review of Village of Silverton operations found noncompliance with provincial water regulations and deficiencies in operations processes. The Village is currently working with Interior Health, and action has been taken to assess and maintain the safety of the Village water system. A thorough operations review will be initiated to ensure best practices are followed going forward and procedures are implemented.

What is being done?

This has been an ongoing issue but we want to ensure that the CAO and Council are working hard to rectify this situation by testing drinking water, reviewing the Village water testing process and working with Interior Health and other experts to ensure that the drinking water is safe and a proper testing system is put in place. Water samples have been submitted for testing and will have results soon.

We want to thank the Village of Nakusp for lending their expertise and facilitating processes with Interior Health to ensure proper testing procedures are implemented.

What do I need to do?

Presently, Interior Health has not recommended a boil water advisory. Silverton water is safe to drink and no action is needed for residents. We will provide an update as soon as possible if anything changes in the water quality.

Services and Staffing

Due to staff shortages and multiple safety audits being conducted, the Village has experienced some disruptions in services. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we look into potential staffing solutions to help streamline operations.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Village Office at 250-358-2472.



Please update your address with BC Assessment!

As our system is periodically updated throughout the year from BC Assessments information, it is important that you change your mailing address with them.

You can reach BC Assessment at 1-866-825-8322 or via email at