Water restriction reduced for RDN service areas

The Regional District of Nanaimo reduced water restrictions from Stage 3 to Stage 2 in all nine of its water services areas effective today.

Stage 1 will take effect on Oct. 1 to Nov. 1 unless otherwise advised.

The nine RDN water service areas are: Nanoose Bay Peninsula, Englishman River Community (River’s Edge), San Pareil, Surfside, Decourcey (Pylades/Bissel Roads in Yellowpoint), French Creek, Whiskey Creek, Melrose Terrace, and Westurne Heights.

EPCOR French Creek, City of Parksville and North Cedar Improvement District are also going from Stage 3 to Stage 2 watering restrictions at this time. To see what restrictions are in effect in other service areas, visit our interactive map at rdn.bc.ca/watering-restriction-map.

The Regional District of Nanaimo thanks its water customers and all residents for their efforts to conserve water this summer, during the drought conditions and fire risk period. As hot dry summers become longer and more frequent in our region, the efforts of residents to be efficient with outdoor watering helps our communities be resilient.

Stage 2 is normal for the month of September, based on the common regional framework for watering restrictions. To learn more tips about water conversation visit teamwatersmart.ca.

Under Stage 2 restrictions, watering of lawns and ornamental gardens with pop-up spray, rotors and sprinklers is permitted for odd numbered civic addresses on odd numbered days and for even numbered civic addresses 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.

Washing of vehicles, boats, building exteriors can occur at any time with a hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.

— RDN report

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