Although the lakes and rivers surrounding Campbell River create a sense of abundant fresh water, the reality is that natural resources are finite.

With climate change and escalating water demand from a growing population in Campbell River, reducing water use is vital for the aquatic and terrestrial ecological systems that are the foundation of our community’s quality of life.

Proactive measures now will help ensure equitable water access in the future.

In 2017, average water use in Campbell River was 512 litres per person per day, more than twice the national average, according to federal data.

Water conservation is also key for extending the use of existing infrastructure. Water equipment upgrades, treatment, and pumping all cost the taxpayer money.

During peak usage periods in July and August, water use triples. It is especially necessary to practice household water conservation during these summer months to ensure there is always enough water for emergency services, such as firefighting. Also, proactive steps at home prevent the municipality from increasing water restrictions.


Answers to FAQ's about water conservation in Campbell River. more...

Educational Resources

For questions about water conservation or watershed protection, call or e-mail the water wise hotline: 250-203-2316, more...

Grey Water Recycling

Grey water is household waste water generated from activities such as laundry, dishwashing, bathing, running water to reach a certain temperature and washing vegetables and hands. more...

Indoor Water Conservation Tips

Shifting toward water saving practices is an essential step to ensure water is available for future generations. There are many easy and affordable ways to save water in your home. more...

Lawn Watering FAQs

Answers to the most common questions on lawn watering in Campbell River. more...

Outdoor Water Tips

Average water use in the summer is 3 times higher than in the winter. Find out how simple changes can reduce water use outdoors. more...

Rain Barrels

Water that falls on a house or shed roof normally drains away from a property and enters storm sewers directly. Placing a diverter on your eaves trough downspout and collecting the rainwater in a rain barrel is a great way to capture that water. more...

Rebate Initiatives

The City of Campbell River strongly encourages efficient and wise water use through education, water saving technologies and water conservation initiatives. more...

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