Stage Three Water Restrictions Lifted – Stage Two Restrictions are Reinstated

The Comox Valley Regional District is informing residents that stage three water restrictions will be lifted tomorrow at 4 p.m. and that stage two water restrictions will be reinstated until further notice due to low water flow in the Puntledge River.   

Summary of Stage Two Water Restrictions: 

Stage two follows the even/odd date and address system of stage one, but restricts watering to just twice a week.  

  • People living at an even numbered address can use a sprinkler to water a lawn on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; 
  • People living at an odd numbered address can use a sprinkler to water a lawn those on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Stage two restrictions do not allow for washing sidewalks, driveways, parking lots. 

The water that supplies the Comox Valley water local service areas originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 41,000 residents. 

These water restrictions apply to everyone living in the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent water local service areas. All of these areas are served by the Comox Valley water system. 

To view the water conservation bylaw and to keep updated with the current water restrictions, visit  

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.

Media contact:         
Koreen Gurak
Comox Valley Regional District
Manager of communications
Tel:  250-334-6066