Alerts

Water Conditions

Bluewater Park - Emergency Water Shutoff

July 19, 2019 11:00am - 4:30pm

Emergency repairs are in progress. Water will be shutoff in Bluewater Park for several hours. Updates will be posted as soon as information becomes available.

 

Water Conditions

Stage 4 Water Conservation Bluewater Park & King Edward Bay

July 9 - 23, 2019

UPDATE July 9, 12:30 pm:

Bluewater Park and King Edward Bay Water Systems are at Stage 4 of the Water Conservation Guidelines. Full Stage 4 water restrictions have been reinstated due to a drop in reservoir levels.

Please DO NOT:

-Water lawns or gardens.
-Use garden hoses, irrigation systems, sprinklers or hand watering cans.
-Fill pools, hot tubs or fountains.
-Wash driveways, sidewalks, vehicles, boats or other equipment.
-Use power washers.

Please DO:

-Purchase rain barrels to collect rainfall for watering

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Questions? Please contact Public Works at 604-947-0613

Fire Danger

Fire Danger Moderate

July 8 - 15, 2019

The fire danger rating is currently MODERATE. Forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting. Carry out any forest activities with caution. NO OPEN BURNS PERMITTED.

Beach Closures

Snug Cove Beach closed

June 27 - July 27, 2019

Snug Cove beach is closed for swimming due to unsafe levels of bacteria in the water. Signs have been posted at the beach.

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Water Conservation

Stage 1 Water Conservation

May 3 - 31, 2019

Bowen Island Municipal water systems are at Stage 1 of the Water Conservation Guidelines.

Stage 1 allows surface and power washing. Car and boat washing are permitted with a spring-loaded shut-off nozzle. Flower and vegetable gardens may be watered, however lawn watering is restricted to three days per week.

Please note that Bluewater Park and King Edward Bay Water Systems are at Stage 4.

Water Conditions

Drinking water and persons with compromised immune systems

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019

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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Last Updated on 2017-05-08 at 12:46 PM