The Comox Valley water system is moving to Stage 2 water restrictions on July 23rd.

According to the Comox Valley Regional District, this will coincide with BC Hydro’s planned water flow reduction in the Puntledge River.

Under Stage 2 water restrictions, watering days are:

  • Tuesdays and Saturdays for even numbered addresses from 6:00am to 8:00am and 8:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Wednesdays and Sundays for odd numbered addresses from 6:00am to 8:00am and 8:00pm to 10:00pm

The district is sending out a reminder that there are no sprinklers permitted for lawn or garden watering on Monday, Thursday or Friday.

It adds that residents connected to the Comox Valley water system rely on water from the Puntledge River downstream of Comox Lake Reservoir.

As BC Hydro’s water supply projections from now until September are forecasted to be well below average, the amount of water released down the river will be reduced to help protect fish habitat.

It will also ensure there is enough water storage available to last the summer and early fall.

For more information about permitted activities under Stage 2, click here.