Cowichan Valley moves to Stage 1 watering restrictions

Cowichan Valley moves to Stage 1 watering restrictions

If you live in the Cowichan Valley, watering your lawn and garden just got a lot a little less restrictive.

The Cowichan Valley Regional District says restrictions for water systems across the region have been downgraded to Stage 1. It comes after the provincial drought level for Eastern Vancouver Island was lowered to Level 2.

As a result, residents in the majority of areas within the CVRD are permitted to water their lawns two hours per day between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. or between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., with even numbers houses water on even dates and odd-numbered houses watering on odd dates.

Filling pools or hot tubs, washing boats, vehicles or driveways and sidewalks are permitted at any time.

Stage 1 watering restrictions apply to the City of Duncan, Municipality of North Cowichan, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Cowichan Tribes, Town of Lake Cowichan, Town of Ladysmith, Diamond Improvement District, Stz’uminus First Nation, Mill Bay Water District, and Cowichan Bay Waterworks.

Only two regional district water systems — Woodley Range and Shellwood — remain on Stage 3 restrictions, according to the CVRD.

Stage 1 restrictions are in place until Oct. 31.

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