Stage 3 Water Restrictions in Effect
The Comox Valley Water System is under Stage 3 Water Restrictions from Tuesday, September 3 through to September 27. During this time BC Hydro will be draining their Penstock for planned maintenance repairs, and the CVRD must move to its emergency back-up pump station to draw water from the Puntledge River.
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.
More information on the move to Stage 3 restrictions can be found in our recent news release.
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.