Danger call from the Province

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There was a danger call from the Provincial Government on June 7 2019 that all of the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island were now classified as Stage 3 water restrictions.  This  bypassed many water utilities, and is a very significant action.

Read more at these links:

Times Colonist

Nanaimo News Bulletin

Straight Magazine

Quick and simple actions you can take.

At home:

  • Limit outdoor watering.
  • Do not water during the heat of the day or when it is windy.
  • Consider planting drought-tolerant vegetation.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Do not leave the tap running.
  • Install water-efficient showerheads, taps and toilets.

On the farm:

  • Implement an irrigation scheduling program using real-time weather data.
  • Schedule irrigation to match crop needs and soil storage capacity.
  • Improve water-system efficiencies and check for leaks.
  • Focus on high-value crops and livestock.
  • Tools to help you –

In industry:

  • Reduce non-essential water use.
  • Recycle water used in industrial operations.
  • Use water-efficient methods and equipment.

If you are thinking of rainwater harvesting we are happy to help, you will need to plan now to collect by the end of winter.

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