Stage 3 restrictions apply to Comox Valley Water System during pipe repair – Comox Valley Record

Watering lawns and gardens in residential areas with a sprinkler system is not permitted during level 3 water restrictions. File photo

Level 3 restrictions apply to the Comox Valley Water System during pipe repair

The Comox Valley Water System will be upgraded to Level 3 March 15-21 while a main water transmission pipe is being repaired.

For the duration of the repair, the water system relies on a smaller support pipe to supply most of the system with water. Because this secondary pipe is much smaller and cannot handle peak volumes of water, temporary level 3 restrictions are required to ensure there is enough water available for indoor use and fire fighting. While outdoor watering is expected to be minimal at this time of year, residents are reminded that activities such as washing a vehicle at home or washing driveways and boulevards under pressure are prohibited during the third phase.

“Thanks to careful monitoring, we were able to identify this leak early, which means the repair can be scheduled out of season for water usage and we can avoid the most severe restrictions,” said Kris La Rose, Senior Manager of Water and Sewage Services. “We want the community to know that this repair is underway. Following the guidelines for level 3 water restrictions and avoiding excessive or unnecessary water consumption during this time will help our secondary line handle the volume of water used. “

During the water restrictions of level 3, the irrigation of lawns and gardens in residential areas with a sprinkler system is not permitted at any time. Residents are also prohibited from washing driveways and boulevards under pressure. Filling a swimming pool, hot tub or garden pond; or washing a vehicle or boat other than in a commercial car wash or dealership.

For full guidelines for Level 3 water restriction, please visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/stage3.

Level 3 restrictions apply to the City of Comox, the City of Courtenay, and the Comox Valley Water Local Service Area.

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