After more than two months of stage 3 watering restrictions, the City of Parksville has downgraded to stage 2, thanking residents for their efforts to conserve water this summer. — File

Drop in Parksville’s water restriction

City moves down to stage 2 restrictions, with stage 1 effective for October

Watering restrictions in the City of Parksville are now at stage 2 through the end of September.

Parksville has been under stage 3 restrictions since late June.

Stage 1 is effective for the month of October unless otherwise advised. The City thanks residents for their efforts to conserve water this summer. Please note vegetable gardens and fruit trees are exempt from all watering restrictions and businesses which require water for operations are also exempt.

Info on stage 2 restrictions:

· Sprinkler watering — odd numbered civic addresses may water on odd numbered days and even numbered civic addresses may water on even numbered days. Watering times are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a maximum of two hours of total allocated watering per day.

Multi-unit strata developments may vary hours of use as required, with prior written permission from the director, to accomplish maintenance and upkeep in cases where developments have irrigation systems separately metered and can demonstrate that inadequate times exist within water restriction stages to sustain plant stock.

· Vegetable gardens and fruit trees are exempt from all watering restrictions.

· Watering of ornamental shrubs, flowers and trees are restricted to a hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle if watered outside of the times permitted.

· Washing of vehicles, boats and buildings — vehicles, boats and exterior building surfaces may be washed using city-supplied potable water using a hand-held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

· Washing of sidewalks and driveways — persons may use city-supplied potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots.

· Swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and water features may be filled with water.

Info on stage 1 restrictions:(October and April)

· Sprinkler watering — watering of lawns with pop-up spray, rotors and sprinklers is permitted during watering times between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., any day of the week.

· Vegetable gardens and fruit trees are exempt from all watering restrictions.

· Watering of ornamental shrubs, flowers and trees are restricted to a hand-held container or a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle if watered outside of the times permitted.

· Washing of vehicles, boats and buildings — vehicles, boats and exterior building surfaces may be washed using city-supplied potable water using a hand-held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

· Washing of sidewalks and driveways — persons may use city-supplied potable water to wash sidewalks, driveways or parking lots.

· Swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and water features may be filled with water.

Detailed information about the city’s water restrictions may be found on the City of Parksville website at www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=377.

The city is a partner in the Regional District of Nanaimo’s Team WaterSmart programs www.teamwatersmart.ca

— NEWS Staff/City of Parksville Submission

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