Alerts

Water Conditions

Whitesails Drive - water outage

July 29, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm

UPDATE: Work will be performed on July 29, 2021 between 8 am and 4 pm.


Crews will be performing maintenance to the water lines at the end of Whitesails Drive on July 28, between 8 am and 4 pm.

These properties will be affected: 1663, 1664, 1670, 1675, 1676, 1680, 1681, 1684, 1685, 1688, 1691 Whitesails Drive.

Please store water ahead of time for domestic use.

Questions? publicworks@bimbc.ca

Fire Danger

Fire Danger Extreme

July 27 9:00am - October 15 12:00am, 2021

The forest fire danger rating is currently EXTREME

Read about restrictions based on fire danger rating here.

Beach Closures

Beach Closures

July 22, 2021 - November 30, -0001

Snug Cove Beach is not suitable for swimming, advisory in effect for unsafe levels of bacteria in the water. Signs have been posted at the beach.

The closure for Mother's Beach has been lifted.

See the map of current beach closures

Read more about beach water quality

Water Conservation

Eagle Cliff water system: Stage 2 water conservation3

July 15 - August 31, 2021

Due to the extreme heat experienced recently it is recommended that all Eagle Cliff Water Users follow Stage 3 of the Water Conservation Guidelines

Questions? Please contact Public Works at 604-947-4255.

Water Conservation

Bluewater Park: Stage 2 Water Conservation

June 28 - July 12, 2021

The Bluewater Park water system is at Stage 2 of the Water Conservation Guidelines.

This means you should:

-Limit watering of lawns and gardens
-Only wash vehicles with a spring-loaded nozzle
-Power wash only for safety or painting preparation
-Only top up pools and hot tubs

The Water Conservation Guidelines are voluntary, and we encourage all water users to follow them. Private well users will also benefit from these measures.

Water Conservation

Water conservation Stage 1

May 1 - September 15, 2021

Beginning May 1, all Municipal water systems are at Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Guidelines, except for Bluewater Park and Eagle Cliff, which are at Stage 2.

This means you should:

-limit lawn watering
-wash cars and boats with spring loaded nozzles only
-only top up pools and hot tubs

The Water Conservation Guidelines are voluntary, but we hope that water users on the island will support water conservation by following them. Private well users will also benefit from these measures.

Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1 - December 31, 2021

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.

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Trail Closure

Mike's Lorg Trail Closed

October 1, 2020 - August 31, 2021

Mike’s Lorg trail, between Buchanan Rd and Gardner Lane, has been closed until further notice due to an identified structural issue on the most westerly bridge which has been removed. Repairs to the bridge have been scheduled and are anticiated to be complete by the end of August, 2021.

Last Updated on 2021-03-15 at 12:19 PM