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CVRD takes water restrictions down a notch

The Comox Valley Regional District is advising residents that water restrictions throughout
the region will be lowered on October 1st.

Working closely with BC Hydro, the CVRD is now in a position to reduce water restrictions to stage
one for those connected to the Comox Valley water system. This applies to the residents living in
the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay, and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road,
Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent local service areas.

Stage one is in effect year round unless conditions warrant an increase to a more stringent phase. In this water system, stage one allows people living at an even-numbered address to use a sprinkler to water a lawn from 4 am to 9 am, and 7 pm to 10 pm on an even-numbered day. People living at an odd-numbered address can water during the same time period on odd-numbered days.

RD Spokesperson Koreen Gurak says the CVRD has consulted BC Hydro on this…

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Water restrictions for those living in Royston and tied into the Village of Cumberland water system
are lifted completely from October 1st through to April 30th, unless future circumstances determine

Stage three water restrictions for properties connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water system
are also lifted; there is now no watering restriction for this system. Water restrictions in this area are put in place when the CVRD considers it necessary (i.e. extreme drought situations).

The CVRD would like to thank the region’s water users for adhering to the water restrictions during
an unprecedented dry summer. To keep up-to-date with the local area water restrictions, visit

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