Stage 1 Water Restrictions in Effect
Annual Stage 1 restrictions are in effect as of May 1, 2019 for users of the Comox Valley Water System. Stage 1 restrictions take effect every year on May 1, when watering days are set to certain days of the week.
In 2018, the CVRD implemented changes to its Water Conservation bylaw to reduce consumption of water and make it easier for residents to comply with annual water restrictions. These changes are not only important from a conservation perspective, but it also helps to prepare users of the Comox Valley Water System for the shift to Stage 2 when lake levels begin to decrease.
When Do We Need Water Restrictions?
These restrictions are necessary to help ensure there is enough water available for fish flows, domestic needs and fire protection.
Residents connected to the Comox Valley Water System rely on water drawn from Comox Lake through BC Hydro power generation infrastructure. We are fortunate to have Comox Lake as the source for our drinking water, but the lake does not offer an infinite supply of fresh water. Learn more about why water restrictions are needed.
Local Service Area Restrictions
Royston Water Service, Denman Island Water Service and Black Creek-Oyster Bay Water Service are connected to separate water systems and may have different restrictions in place. Click the button below to read about water restrictions in these communities.
- Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw - ticket information and fines found on "schedule 19" (page 11)
- Comox Valley Water Conservation Bylaw
Reporting Water Restriction Infractions
To report water restriction infractions, please contact:
City of Courtenay
CVRD or Town of Comox
Accepted and Prohibited Activities
For more information about accepted and prohibited water use during each stage of water restrictions, please click on the drop down menus below.