UPDATE APRIL 26, 2023: Please note, the 2022 public engagement has concluded.
Regular water restrictions are in place. For more information, visit the Alerts and Restrictions page.

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:

This is survey is now closed.

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.


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.

Learn more

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 and Arts Faire Pop Up Booth:

  • When: September 11
  • Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown (Spirit Square)

Online Resources

What's Next?

Results of the survey will be collected into a summary report that be available in Fall 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

Email: Steve.Roehr@campbellriver.ca

Water Wise Phone: 250-203-2316