Campbell River has reverted to stage one water restrictions. Stage two water restrictions were put into place Aug. 1 because water demand exceeded the ability of the water system to provide fire protection.
Stage one restrictions allow lawn watering as follows:
- Odd-numbered house addresses permitted to water on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday from 5 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
- Even-numbered house addresses permitted to water on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 5 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.
Watering gardens, trees, shrubs, and community gardens by hand or with a spring-loaded type nozzle with automatic shut-off connected to hose is allowed at any time during the day in all watering restriction stages.
The Campbell River Indian Reserve draws water from the Campbell River municipal system, so residents are asked to follow the city’s water restrictions.
Guidelines for water conservation and lawn care:
- Mow lawns to a length of three inches or more, reducing moisture loss and sunburn.
- Set sprinklers to water for 20 minutes or less per lawn watering session.
- Water for a maximum of two sessions per week, encouraging deep root systems.
- Remember, shade from trees or shrubs provides the best protection for sunburned lawns.
- Provide good aeration and drainage to create a healthy lawn.