King Edward Bay drinking water conservation

BIM follows drinking water conservation guidelines to manage the demand for drinking water during the summer months by asking residents of all water systems to follow at least Stage 1 of the drinking water guidelines below as of May 1 of every year.

However, while plans for the Bluewater Park water system replacement are advancing, a solution for the Bluewater Park supply shortage is not feasible before the summer of 2024. Water supply issues are anticipated for the upcoming summer months. This means a more proactive approach to water conservation. Reliance on King Edward Bay wells will continue throughout 2023, and due to the importance of limiting demand on these wells, King Edward Bay went to Water Conservation Stage 2 on May 1, 2023.

Due to the ongoing drought in BC on July 21, 2023 Kind Edward Bay moved to Stage 3 of Drinking Water Restrictions.

Stage 3 puts additional restrictions mainly on outdoor water usage such as lawn watering and surface and power washing for aesthetic reasons.

Stage 3 means:

  • no lawn watering
  • gardens can be watered by hand only
  • car and boat washing for safety: windows, mirrors and license plates only
  • power washing for safety or painting prep only
  • No topping up of pools, hot tubs, fountains or ponds

Questions? Contact Public Works at 604-947-4255 ext. 232 or by email

Water Guidelines Chart Stage 3