The CVRD says the Comox Valley is back under a Stage 1 water restriction.

The restrictions were in place because BC Hydro drained their Penstock for planned maintenance repairs and moved to an emergency back-up pump station.

In addition to the work finishing early, a lot of rain in September helped BC Hydro increase fish flows down the Puntledge River.

This is the reason why the Comox Valley Water System has been downgraded to Stage 1 water restrictions.

The CVRD says it would like to thank residents for following the restrictions. For more details on permitted water use during Stage 1, click here.