Public Notice: Stage 1 Water Restrictions Begin Monday, May 13, 2024

Posted: May 9, 2024   |   By: Communications

Stage 1 Water Restrictions: Effective Monday, May 13, 2024

Due to the lack of rain forecasted in the next 14 days, historical data, and a recent increase in daily water use, the District of Tofino is providing advance notice of Stage 1 Water Restrictions effective Monday, May 13, 2024.

These restrictions will be in effect until further notice.

During Stage 1 water restrictions, the following restrictions are in place:

  1. Water conservation information and educational products must be placed in or publicly displayed in:
    • All accommodation units and/or rooms
    • All visitor-facing commercial businesses, including all:
      • Accommodation units
      • Restaurant tables
      • Kitchens
      • Cash Registers
      • Booking Offices
      • Websites
  2. Watering of food plants with a handheld canister is permitted. Watering lawns, gardens, trees, and landscaped areas is restricted to a handheld hose with an automatic shut-off mechanism, a handheld canister, a sprinkler, or a drip irrigation system.

*Businesses can create their own water conservation messaging materials or download/print materials from this toolkit. Messaging materials will also be available at Tofino Visitor Centre & the District of Tofino Municipal Hall.

Visit for full water conservation details.

District of Tofino Water Conservation Stages Infographic

Water Conservation Information Session
Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 4 to 6 PM
Tofino Council Chambers

Join District of Tofino staff and representatives from Tourism Tofino and the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce to learn about Tofino's new water conservation stages. This session will present the amended water conservation bylaw, detailing activities permitted and prohibited during each conservation stage.

Can't make it in person? Participate via Zoom or stream it live on the District of Tofino's YouTube channel. The recording will be available after the event.

Questions or Comments?

If you have questions or comments about the new Water Conservation Stages, please visit Talk Tofino. There, you can ask questions and receive a response from District staff within 3 to 5 business days.


Tofino's tap water is collected with gratitude from the old-growth forests protected by the ƛaʔuukʷiʔatḥ (Tla-o-qui-aht) Tribal Parks. The District of Tofino greatly appreciates your efforts to preserve our natural resources. 

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