Users of the Comox Valley Water System are currently under Stage 1 Watering Restrictions. Below are the details of the bylaw from the CVRD website. For more information be sure to visit the official Comox Valley Regional Districts website.

1.  During stage 1

a)  a person may use a sprinkler to water a lawn growing on a property with:

i) an even numbered address, between the hours of midnight (12:01 a.m.) to 7:00 a.m
and 7:00 p.m. to midnight (11:59 p.m.) on an even numbered day and

ii) an odd numbered address, between the hours of midnight (12:01 a.m.) to 7:00 a.m.
and 7:00 p.m. to midnight (11:59 p.m.) on an odd numbered day and

b)  a person may

i) water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables on any day with a sprinkler during the prescribed hours for stage 1 lawn watering and on any day at any time if watering is done by hand held container or a hand held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle;

ii) water newly planted trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables by any method during installation and for the following 24 hours;

iii) use micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation systems to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables at any time on any day;

iv) under the authority of a permit, water new sod on installation and during the first 21 days after installation, and water newly seeded lawns until growth is established or for 49 days after installation, whichever is less, but only during the prescribed stage 1 lawn watering hours;

v) water all-weather playing fields at any time if failure to do so will result in a permanent loss of plant material; and

vi) wash a vehicle with water using a hand held container or hand held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle and at car dealerships or commercial car washes.

2.  As exceptions to the stage 1 restrictions

a)  Owners or occupiers of property who, by reason of physical or mental incapacity, and where such incapacity has been documented by a medical practitioner, are unable to water their property within the restricted days and times, may water their property on any two days of the week for a maximum of nine hours per day;

b) Nurseries, farms, turf farms, and tree farms are exempted from the restrictions;

c) Public authorities may water lawns and boulevards on any day but no more than two days per week; and

d) Owners or operators of golf courses may water

i) fairways at any time on any day;

ii) trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables grown on golf courses in accordance with stage 1 sections 1 (b) (i), (ii), and (iii) of this schedule; and

iii) golf greens and tees on any day if failure to do so will result in permanent loss of plant material.