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Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6
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July 14, 2015
Due to extremely low water levels caused by the record-breaking dry weather conditions this spring and summer, and the absence of any significant snowpack over the winter, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will move to stage threewater restrictions effective Monday, July 20, 2015 for the Black Creek – Oyster Bay water system.
The inflows to the Oyster River are extremely low right now, therefore, the CVRD will be switching to the ground water wells very shortly.
“We’re asking all residents to turn off their automatic lawn sprinklers, refrain from using manually-operated sprinkler systems, and not to wash their vehicles or boats,” said Dave Leitch, CVRD’s senior manager of water and wastewater services. “We need to change our outdoor water use habits. By reducing water use, we can minimize the withdrawal from the wells.”
Stage three is the most extreme water restriction and essentially requires all homeowners to use water only when completely necessary. During stage three the following activities are prohibited:
Watering trees, flowers, and vegetables using a hand-held nozzle, watering container, micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation is permitted on any day from 4 am to 9 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm.
These water restrictions apply to properties connected to the Black Creek – Oyster Bay water system.
For more information on the restrictions, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/restrictions.
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.
Manager of communications
Comox Valley Regional District