Black Creek-Oyster Bay added to water restrictions list

  • Jul. 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Black Creek-Oyster Bay follow suit

Due to extremely low water levels caused by the record-breaking dry weather conditions this spring and summer, and the absence of any significant snowpack over the winter, the Comox Valley Regional District will move to Stage 3 water restrictions effective Monday, July 20 for the Black Creek – Oyster Bay water system.

The inflows to the Oyster River are extremely low right now, therefore, the CVRD will be switching to the ground water wells very shortly.

Stage 3 is the most extreme water restriction and essentially requires all homeowners to use water only when completely necessary. During Stage 3 the following activities are prohibited:

• Watering lawns (with manual or automatic sprinklers) or pressure washing driveways or boulevards at any time;

• Filling or adding water to a hot tub or garden pond at any time;

• Washing a vehicle or a boat at any time (other than in a commercial car wash or car dealership).

Watering trees, flowers and vegetables using a hand-held nozzle, watering container, micro-irrigation or drip-irrigation is permitted on any day from 4-9 a.m. and from 7-10 p.m.

These water restrictions apply to properties connected to the Black Creek – Oyster Bay water system.

For more information on the restrictions, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/restrictions