How’s the Water?
The City of Campbell River is considering changes to its Water Regulations Bylaw to offer flexibility for the community while ensuring that the City can always provide water for critical services, such as fire protection.
This summer, a pilot project will introduce revised stages for watering restrictions, that seek to better balance residents’ needs with the City’s operational needs. The pilot project will offer the opportunity to engage with the community – both residents of single family homes and relevant lawncare businesses – on the effectiveness of the proposed changes.
Share your thoughts! Take a look at the information below and share your comments in an online survey launching June 20, 2022.
Take the Survey
Share your thoughts on the revised restrictions below and be entered to win one of three prize packs featuring home water conservation tools (valued at $150) or a grand prize $250 gift certificate to the Campbell River Garden Centre.
Survey responses are anonymous – please allow about 10 minutes to complete the survey:
Hard copies of the survey can also be picked up, filled out, and dropped off at City Hall (301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7).
The survey will be live until 4:30 p.m., September 15, 2022.
About the Revised Restrictions
While water restrictions are required to ensure critical services can always be supplied, the changes between existing restriction phases are too extreme for the community and do not meet the City’s operational goals.
The proposed restrictions introduce a new transitional stage between what was previously known as Stage 1 and Stage 2, and will be applied through the coming months as needed.
VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
The following graphic highlights key revisions to each of the four phases for residents, alongside previous/existing restrictions.
Revised Water Restrictions Pilot Project
The importance of water restrictions
The City of Campbell River draws water from the John Hart reservoir, using diversion licences granted by the province and through a water use agreement with BC Hydro.
This finite supply can be stressed in summer or periods of dry weather, as residents’ usage increases, and the City must always ensure there is enough room within the conveyance system to meet critical needs, including approximately 300 litres per second required to ensure fire flows.
Join us at our pop-up booths this summer, at the Farmer’s Market. See dates and times below – come out and learn about the pilot and engage with the project team.
Campbell River Farmers Market & Arts Faire Pop Up Booth:
- When: September 11
- Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
- Location: Downtown (Spirit Square)
Results of the survey will be collected into a summary report that will be published in October 2022. This report will provide insights and recommendations from engagement with the community to help inform the City as it considers formalizing changes to the water restrictions bylaws.
Contact: Steven Roehr, Water Manager
Water Wise Phone: 250-203-2316