Public Notice

Posted: Jun 7, 2023      |      By: Communications

Critical Pipeline Repair Triggers Temporary Water Restrictions

Posted: Jun 7, 2023   |   By: Communications

Public Notice: Critical Pipeline Repair Triggers Temporary Water Restrictions

The District of Tofino is calling on all residents and businesses to significantly reduce water consumption during the hours of 7AM – 3PM on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

On Wednesday, June 7, during a routine water source inspection on Meares Island in the Haahuulthii of the Tla-o-qui-aht Ha'wiih, crews identified a leak in the submarine pipeline that supplies water from Meares Island to the Bay Street Water Treatment Facility.  In order to isolate and repair the leak, water distribution will be impacted, and a partial shutdown of our water system is required between the hours of 7AM and 3PM on Thursday, June 8. We are asking residents and businesses to restrict their use of water during this period.

These restrictions include but are not limited to:

  • Watering gardens and lawns
  • Washing vehicles and boats
  • Outdoor showers
  • Washing of wetsuits

The restrictions are necessary to ensure adequate reserves for fire protection.

During this time, all public showers will be shut off.  We are asking community members and visitors, to restrict their water use to an absolute minimum.

The District is calling on the community to work together to conserve water for this temporarily vulnerable period in order to avoid further restrictions. We acknowledge that the impacts of the wildfire at Cameron Lake are being felt by the community and we appreciate your further support and understanding at this time.

The pipeline repair will strengthen the resilience of Tofino’s water system by maximizing  water collected on Meares Island, protected by Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks in the Haahuulthii of the Tla-o-qui-aht Ha'wiih, ⁠and will ensure that our resources will last longer throughout the summer.

We appreciate your cooperation as we repair this critical piece of infrastructure.   A public notice will be issued when the repair is complete.



Keegan McColl

Communications Coordinator

District of Tofino

(T) 250 725 3229

(E) ac.onifot@snoitacinummoc

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