About the system
The Comox Valley Regional District manages the Royston water system, which provides water to approximately 2,000 residents, is connected to the Village of Cumberland’s water distribution system. Water in the system is sourced from five lakes located in the Cumberland Creek and Perseverance Creek sub-watersheds as well as a ground source at Coal Creek Historic Park.
Royston Water LSA
Maintenance of the system
Regular water main flushing is an important component of a comprehensive water management program. Throughout the year residents may be advised that flushing is occurring. We understand this is an inconvenience and ask for the public’s patience and understanding as we perform the maintenance that is necessary to keep the water system healthy.
During water main flushing please be aware:
Residents may notice a slight drop in water pressure accompanied by discoloured water.
Water to individual properties should only be affected for a short period of time, typically between 30 to 60 minutes.
It is recommended that activities like laundry and dishwashing are done on weekends or between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekdays.
If residents notice discoloured water outside the hours of scheduled water main flushing, they are advised to run their cold water tap until water is clear prior to resuming their usual activities.
While water main flushing does not pose a risk to the general population, immune compromised residents should consult with their doctor or nurse practitioner to determine if they should take extra precautions with their drinking water.
To report an issue with water main flushing, or for more information about maintenance of the Royston water system: