The hot, dry spring has led to Level 3 (Very Dry) Drought Conditions in the Cowichan Region. To reduce water consumption, Stage 2 Water Use Restrictions will begin on Monday June 6, 2016. These restrictions will apply to all CVRD and municipal water systems, as well as the Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay waterworks. Residents on personal or other private water systems are urged to practice voluntary conservation to reduce your water use. Check out our map of water systems to see your current water use restrictions.  For tips and trick to reduce your personal water consumption, visit our DroughtSmart page.