BCOB Water Restrictions Now in Effect

 FAQ's for Black Creek- Oyster Bay Water System - September 2, 2014

(Water restictions lifted November 2014)

BCOB Water Restrictions Now In Effect - Dated August 1, 2014 

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is notifying homeowners connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water service that effective immediately water use will be restricted to domestic consumption and the use of water for outdoor purposes if done by a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle.  

These extraordinary circumstances are required as the river well that supplies water in the hot summer months was taken off-line after elevated water consumption levels forced the CVRD to inspect and repair the system. As a back-up measure, the CVRD has reverted back to using groundwater wells that are normally utilized in the lower water use periods (fall/winter/spring).  These groundwater wells have limited capacity to sustain the system at high summer demand conditions.  

Therefore, until further notice the following water activities are PROHIBITED:

  • Watering of any kind using by automatic irrigation systems or sprinklers.
  • Filling a hot tub or garden pond.

The CVRD will be notifying residents of these restrictions through direct mail [PDF - 72 KB] and will communicate any updates on restrictions changes on our website at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/bcobwater.

If homeowners connected to this system have additional questions, contact the CVRD at 250-334-6000 or by email at engineeringservices@comoxvalleyrd.ca

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media contact:
Koreen Gurak
Manager of communication
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6066

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