Stage three water restrictions lifted – stage two restrictions will be reinstated

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is informing residents that stage three water restrictions will be lifted on Friday, September 18 and that stage two water restrictions will be reinstated until further notice due to a moderate increase in water flow in the Puntledge River.

“Our restriction levels are tied to river flow, so timed with BC Hydro’s recent announcement of increasing flow, we are able to move back to level two watering restrictions,” said Dave Leitch, senior manager of water and waste water services. “Even with some rain in the forecast, it’s still important to be mindful of how we use our water and conserve where we can.”

Summary of Stage Two Water Restrictions:

  • People living at an even numbered address can use a sprinkler to water a lawn on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • People living at an odd numbered address can use a sprinkler to water a lawn those on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Stage two restrictions do not allow for washing sidewalks, driveways, or parking lots, but do allow for washing vehicles with a hand-held container or with a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle.

The water that supplies the Comox Valley water local service areas originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 41,000 residents.

These water restrictions apply to everyone living in the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay and the Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco, and Greaves Crescent water local service areas. All of these areas are served by the Comox Valley water system.

To view the water conservation bylaw and to keep updated with the current water restrictions, visit