Union Bay is moving to Stage 2 water restrictions on Monday.

According to the Comox Valley Regional District the water level in Langley Lake has continued to fall over this particularly dry summer. 

Supplied by the Comox Valley Regional District.

Langley Lake is the main water source for Union Bay residents, and CVRD senior manager of water and wastewater services, Kris La Rose says they need to ensure there is enough water available for domestic needs, fire protection and the surrounding natural ecosystems after a long season of drought. 

“We appreciate the community’s conservation efforts as we wait for the return of rain this fall,” he added

During Stage 2, lawn and garden watering are restricted to between 5:00am and 8:00am and 7:00pm and 10:00pm, on Tuesday and Saturday for even numbered addresses.

The same hours apply on Wednesdays and Sundays for odd numbered addresses.

On top of the restricted watering days, no residential property may exceed 50 cubic metres of water usage per monthly period during Stage 2, with commercial properties restricted to 300 cubic metres.

For more information visit: www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/restrictions.

As of July 1st, all Union Bay Improvement District (UBID) services – including water, fire protection and streetlighting – were converted to the CVRD. 

This conversion is the result of a November 2020 referendum, where residents in Union Bay voted 72 percent in favour of transitioning UBID services to the regional district.