Water conservation months in Parksville

Time to pay more attention to water use: is your house odd or even?

As the spring weather warms up, the City of Parksville is moving to its regularly scheduled water conservation level two as of tomorrow (Wednesday, May 1).

Odd numbered addresses may water on odd numbered days and even numbered on even numbered days from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for no more than two hours per period and four hours a day.

Guidelines for multi-unit stratas are based on unit numbers or irrigation zones to achieve the same level of watering on permitted days, but this requires the prior written consent of the city.

Gardens and trees are restricted to a hand held container or a hose with a shut-off nozzle outside the permitted times. Vehicles may be washed with water using a hand held container or hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

People can still use the city water to wash sidewalks, driveways and buildings, or fill pools and water features during allocated times.

The restrictions are intended to ensure an adequate supply of water including emergency firefighting reserves and the city points out that compliance will reduce the peak period demand and reduce the cost of the service to tax payers.

For more information check the city’s website at www.parksville.ca/cms.asp?wpID=377 (there’s a link on the main page) or call engineering and operations at 250-248-5412.