Current Water Restrictions in the Comox Valley

Water Local Service AreaWater Restrictions

Comox Valley Water System

City of Courtenay
Town of Comox
Comox Valley Water Local Service Area
Comox Valley Water Conservation Bylaw

Stage 1 in effect as of Sept. 28

Royston Water Local Service Area

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Royston Water Conservation Bylaw

Stage 1 in effect as of May 1

Denman Island Water Local Service Area

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Denman Island Water Conservation Bylaw

No Water Restrictions

Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water Local Service Area

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Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water Conservation Bylaw

Stage 2 in effect as of July 1

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Comox Valley Water System

The Comox Valley Water System serves approximately 45,000 people. Water from Comox Lake is currently drawn from the Puntledge River, and flows through a network of reservoirs, pumping stations and transmission mains or pipes.  In 2018, the CVRD Board approved the merger of six local services areas connected to this distribution system: More information.

Royston Water Local Service Area

The Comox Valley Regional District manages the Royston water system, which provides water to approximately 2,000 residents and 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.

Water Facilities

  • Reservoirs: Royston and Herondale
  • Six Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) chambers
  • Disinfection facility
Denman Island Water System

The Denman Island water system is sourced from Graham Lake and provides water access to residents and businesses on Denman Island. The Denman Island water system consists of two wells, a small reservoir, a booster pump and a watermain.

Black Creek - Oyster Bay Water System

The Black Creek – Oyster Bay water system (BCOB) is owned and operated by the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). It consists of two groundwater wells, one river infiltration gallery, two reservoirs, one pump station and a treatment facility that provides water to approximately 2,200 area residents.

The CVRD has been working to assess the capacity of existing infrastructure and identify necessary capital improvements. The CVRD is also investigating alternative water sources in the hopes of improving the capacity of the system.

Water Facilities

  • Reservoirs:  Macaulay Road and Kelland Road reservoirs
  • Pump Stations:  Black Creek pump station supplies water to fill the Kelland Road reservoir
  • Treatment Facility:  Utilizes chlorine and ultraviolet light and is located near the source in Oyster River Nature Park