UPDATE: Crofton Temporary Extreme Water Restrictions Lifted (May 31 - June 2)

UPDATED JUNE 2, 2016 - Temporary extreme water restrictions are now over for municipal water users in Crofton. The Municipality sincerely thanks Crofton residents for their patience and cooperation over the past three days. While the temporary extreme restrictions are now over, please note that yearly Stage 1 watering restrictions are still in effect, andStage 2 watering restrictions will begin on June 6.
MAY 27, 2016 - Catalyst Paper Corporation's Mill, Crofton Division, has supplied water to the Municipality of North Cowichan since the fall of 2000 for drinking water for the community of Crofton. In order to accommodate a reduced water supply during its upcoming maintenance shutdown, extreme water restrictions are being implemented starting at5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31 and will continueuntil 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2.
Please note the following temporary restrictions that will be in effect during this time:
NO outside water use of any kind, including lawn and garden watering (sprinkler systems on timers should be set to delay), car washing, power washing, etc.NO laundry washing.LIMIT water use for other activities, such as dishwashing, bathing and toilet flushing.
Residents are encouraged to fill water bottles and containers prior to 5 p.m. on May 31 for use during this period. During this interruption, the community's water source will be the Robert Street and Chilco Road reservoirs (which hold 2,700,000 litres of water), as well as temporary pumping at the Catalyst water treatment plant.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but appreciate everyone's cooperation with these extreme water restrictions which will prevent the need to switch over to the Crofton Lake backup supply.