Over the past week, water consumption has increased dramatically daily as citizens react to the heat wave. This has resulted in an unprecedented demand for water, which the City of Campbell River’s water system can no longer meet. As a result, the municipal water system does not have the capacity to provide adequate fire flows.
In order to reduce these demands on the system, the City is enacting Stage 2 Watering Restrictions effective immediately. These restrictions limit the watering of lawns, gardens, trees and shrub by irrigation to once a week
o Residential – 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. even addresses on Monday and odd addresses on Thursday
o Non-residential – 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. even addresses on Wednesday and odd addresses on Tuesday
o Residents may hand water gardens and plant beds anytime – using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle
The water supply for Campbell River Indian Reserve #11, including water for fire protection, comes from the city system, so the Band encourages residents to comply with these restrictions for the safety and benefit of the entire community.
The Splash Park and Centennial outdoor pool will remain open and residents and visitors may take advantage of these venues to cool down on these hot, dry days.