HOW'S THE WATER - JUNE 2022Share your thoughts on revised water restrictions this summer.
The City of Campbell River will be trying out revised water restriction rules this summer, and is asking for the community’s feedback on whether the changes better meet residents’ needs.
Running from now until mid-September, transitional restrictions are in place between what was previously known as Stage 1 and Stage 2 to balance the needs of the community with the City’s operational demands. While water restrictions are necessary to ensure flows for essential services like fire protection, previous restrictions have proven to be too significant for the public and do not meet the City’s operational goals.
The community is invited to weigh in on the revised rules so that their feedback can be considered alongside formal changes to Water Regulations Bylaw No. 3216, 2006.
“Water conservation is extremely important, but we want to ensure that our policies and restrictions are easy to follow and work for everyone,” said Mayor Andy Adams. “As we implement these revised phases through the summer we look forward to hearing from public, which will help guide our future decisions.”
Residents are invited to complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/water-restrictions-public-survey to share their feedback. Hard copies are also available at City Hall (301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7). Learn more about the proposed changes on the City website. The survey is now live and will be online until 4:30 p.m. on September 15, 2022.
Survey participants will also have a chance to enter their contact details at the end of the survey for a chance to win one of three prize packs featuring water conservation tools for around the home (valued at $150 each) or the grand prize of a $250 gift certificate to the Campbell River Garden Centre. All survey responses will remain anonymous.
“While it might seem like we have a lot of water at our fingertips, Campbell River’s water supply, and the capacity of the infrastructure that moves it is limited,” said Steven Roehr, Water Manager for the City. “Our goal is to optimize our usage during restrictions, while continuing to practice voluntary conservation methods, to ensure equitable water access for all.”
For more information and to stay informed on further opportunities for engagement over the summer, visit: www.campbellriver.ca/water-restrictions-engagement.
Contact: Steven Roehr, Water Manager | 250-203-2316 | Steve.Roehr@campbellriver.ca.