All Regional District of Nanaimo water service areas as well as City of Parksville, North Cedar Improvement District and EPCOR French Creek service areas will return to Stage 2 watering restrictions.
Stage 2 Watering Restrictions allow sprinkling every other day based on odd and even house numbers, between 7-10 a.m. or p.m. for a maximum of two hours per day.
Hand watering and drip irrigation are permitted anytime, as is vegetable garden watering. Stage 2 will remain in effect until October 1 when Stage 1 watering restrictions — watering any day between 7 p.m.–7 a.m. — will take effect. All watering restrictions will be lifted on Nov. 1.
The RDN thanks its water customers for adhering to the watering restrictions as an important measure to ensure efficient outdoor water use when our water resources are most stressed due to drought conditions. These measures help conserve water supply for fire protection, essential indoor use and aquatic habitat.
— NEWS Staff, submitted