Stage 3 Water Restrictions Now in Effect for the Comox Valley Water System
The Comox Valley Water System is now under Stage 3 water restrictions until September 28, 2020. BC Hydro is draining their Penstock for planned maintenance repairs as it does each September, which requires the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to move to its emergency back-up pump station to draw water from the Puntledge River for the entire duration.
During Stage 3 water restrictions, residential lawn and garden watering with a sprinkler is not permitted at any time. Residents are also prohibited from pressure washing driveways and boulevards; filling a swimming pool, hot tub or garden pond; or washing a vehicle or boat other than in a commercial car wash or car dealership.
Watering trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables on any day between the hours of 6 am - 8 am and 8 pm - 10 pm is permitted, if watering is done using a hand-held container or a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle.
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.