Friday, May 29, 2015

Nanaimo Watering Restrictions - 2015

NEWS RELEASE

Watering Restrictions Start June 1

Nanaimo residents and businesses are reminded that watering restrictions will be in place starting June 1.  Conservation Level 1 is implemented annually to ensure balanced water use throughout the system.  Level 1 (Even/Odd day watering) runs from June 1 to September 30.

* Even numbered addresses can water on the EVEN days of the month (e.g. June 2, 4, 6). Odd numbered addresses can water on the ODD days of the month (e.g. June 1, 3, 5)

* No outdoor watering is permitted between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

* Parking lot or driveway washing with tap water is not permitted during the period of restrictions. Car washing is permitted on regular watering days, as long as it is not between 10 AM and 4:00 PM.

"This year, there is a lot of attention on water due to the zero snowpack and lack of precipitation for the last several weeks. The City has been watching water levels carefully and at this time, we feel that Conservation Level 1 will be all that is required. Level 1 is a normal annual occurrence and helps keep a conservation mindset. Nanaimo residents can be proud of the fact that they have practised decades of water conservation which ensures that during periods of drought the water system is resilient enough to avoid more drastic measures." - Bill Sims Manager, Water Resources Engineering & Public Works

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1 comment:

  1. I hand wash my small car maybe once a month, and NEVER water my lawn. I use a bucket of water with car soap, and use the hose to wet it down and rinse it off, maybe consuming 3 gallons of water, tops. I waste more water flushing my water efficient toilet a couple times a day. How in the world could it matter what day and what time I wash my car? Does it take more water to wash a car at 10:01 than at 9:59? It makes zero sense.

    Does anybody in the world wash their car every single day, which might then require the city getting involved with car wash water regulation? Give me a break. Some rules are meant to be broken, and this is one of them.

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