Stage 3 water restrictions are being implemented on Tuesday for the City of Duncan and all Municipality of North Cowichan Systems including — Chemainus, Crofton and South End – to ensure an adequate supply of water.

A representative from the Municipality of North Cowichan says the restrictions are a result of low snow pack, minimal rainfall over the last few weeks, forecasts of a hotter and drier than normal summer and record low flows in the Cowichan River.

Restrictions are in effect until further notice and include no lawn or boulevard sprinkling, no filling of swimming pools, hot tubs or garden ponds and no washing of vehicles, boats, driveways or houses.