Annual Water Restrictions Lifted & 20% Challenge

Posted: October 1, 2019

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Stage 1 Water Restrictions Lifted

As of October 1, 2019, annual water restrictions are no longer in effect.  Stage 1 Water Conservation is implemented between May 1 and October 1 every year unless other Stages take effect in the interim.  For more information on water restrictions, water consumption rates, and Tofino's drinking water system visit    


A big Thank You to everyone who participated in the 20% Challenge and helped reduce our water consumption this summer!  For the 15 weeks between July 16 and September 30, 2019, Tofino conserved over 30,000m3 of drinking water; that's 12 olympic sized swimming pools worth!


While Tofino is privileged to get its water from streams and reservoirs on Meares Island, we need to work together as a community to reduce the pressure on our environment and infrastructure; even in the winter months.  Check out for tips on reducing the water consumption of your residential home or business.