Stage 2 Water Restrictions in Effect
The Comox Valley Water System is under Stage 2 Water Restrictions beginning Monday, July 15 to coincide with BC Hydro’s reduction below minimum fish habitat flows in the Puntledge River.
Under Stage 2 Water Restrictions, watering days are:
- Tuesdays and Saturdays for even numbered addresses from 6-8 am and 8-10 pm
- Wednesdays and Sundays for odd numbered addresses from 6-8 am and 8-10 pm
There are no sprinklers permitted for lawn or garden watering on Monday, Thursday or Friday.
More information on the move to Stage 2 restrictions and BC Hydro’s planned flow reduction in the Puntledge River 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.