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Cowichan Alert
Stay Aware & Plan Ahead

The Cowichan Valley emergency notification service is now powered by Alertable. Cowichan Alert informs subscribers of major emergencies or disasters in the Cowichan region that may impact you. Subscribers may also opt to receive non-emergency notifications related to local government services. Signing up is easy and can be done from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. There is no fee to sign up.

Current Burning Permissions
Open burning—or burning outdoors—is allowed when the wildfire risk is low and can be a useful tool when conducted responsibly. Open burning includes Category 1 campfire, Category 2 and Category 3 open fire.
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CATEGORY 1 CAMPFIRE
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Regional Water Use Restrictions
During drought conditions, your water system operator may introduce water use restrictions to conserve limited water supplies. There are four stages of water restrictions which are coordinated across the Cowichan Valley. Local conditions may sometimes require a higher stage of water restrictions on certain systems.
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Stage 1 Restrictions
Stage 2 Restrictions
Stage 3 Restrictions
Stage 4 Restrictions
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