In the midst of prolonged drought conditions, the City of Campbell River says it has eased some watering restrictions.

While limited watering times are still in effect for locals, the City now says some ‘additional activities’ are once again allowed.

This includes filling outdoor hot tubs and pools, watering permits, power washing, exterior window washing, vehicle washing, and filling fountains and other decorative features.

However, with dry conditions persisting, and a heatwave in the forecast, the City says residents should continue conserving water.

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But over in the Comox Valley, it’s a different story.

Most of the valley — including Courtenay, Comox, and the Comox Valley water local service area — will be moving into Stage 3 water restrictions next Monday (Aug. 16th).

Unlike those in Campbell River, Comox Valley residents won’t be able to water lawns or gardens with a sprinkler, fill outdoor hot tubs or pools, use a pressure washer, or wash a vehicle or boat unless it’s at a car wash or car dealership.

BC Hydro is decreasing water flows down the Puntledge River, which triggers Stage 3 restrictions, notes Comox Valley Regional District water services manager, Mike Herschmiller. Find more details here.