The Cowichan Valley Regional District is moving into Stage 3 water restrictions. It applies to all municipalities governed within the CVRD, including North Cowichan, Duncan, and Ladysmith.
Under this stage, sprinkling or hand watering of lawns is not allowed, nor is the filling of pools or hot tubs. You can hand water or micro-drip vegetable gardens or fruit trees for two hours a day, and any cosmetic plants for one hour a day.
The increased restrictions coincide with the Province increasing automatically as the drought rating for East Vancouver Island has been set to level 4 by the province.
More specific information on Stage 3 restrictions can be found on the district’s website.