Fire Danger High
July 16 - 23, 2018
The forest fire danger rating is currently HIGH.
Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.
Stage 1 Water Restrictions
July 9 - 16, 2018
Stage 1 water restrictions come into effect automatically each year on May 1 to prevent drinking water wastage and ensure water users employ efficient and effective watering practices.
Snug Cove Beach Closed
July 5 - 24, 2018
Snug Cove Beach is closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.
Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018
The Provincial Health Officer advises all British Columbians with compromised immune systems (such as HIV, organ or bone transplants, chemotherapy or medications that suppress the immune system) to avoid drinking water from any surface water or ground water that is under the influence of surface water, unless it has been boiled, filtered, distilled or treated with UV. Bowen Island and other areas in British Columbia use surface water sources (lakes, rivers, streams). This is not a general boil-water advisory for the general public, but rather is directed only at persons with compromised immune systems. If in doubt about your immune system status, please discuss this further with your physician.
Last Updated on 2017-05-08 at 12:46 PM