October 31, 2019

Water Restrictions will be lifted on November 1 for the Comox Valley Water System and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) thanks residents for following the Water Conservation bylaw in 2019.

The bylaw has four stages in order to manage the water system, which is fed by Comox Lake. When the Puntledge River flows are reduced due to dry conditions, water restrictions are automatically triggered.

“Water restrictions are a condition of the water license for the Comox Valley Water System,” explained Mike Herschmiller, Manager of Water Services for the CVRD. “When residents adhere to these stages we can ensure there is enough water in the system for domestic use, as well as maintaining healthy fish habitat.”

Stage 1 is automatically triggered on May 1 each year with other stages implemented as conditions change in the watershed. Residents are encouraged to download the watering schedule at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/restrictions and set a reminder for when it takes effect.

Annual water restrictions apply to the Comox Valley Water Service. To find out more about which communities are included in the service visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/watersystems.

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:

Mike Herschmiller
Manager, Water Services
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6023