Here in the Regional District of Nanaimo, we enjoy some of the best water in the world. Maintaining this precious resource requires that we all use water with care. Whether you live in a rural community or an urban setting, what you do today can affect local water quality for years to come.
On the 'wet coast' of BC, it is easy to take our water supply for granted. In dry summer months, water consumption triples, even though there is much less water available. As the region grows, more people will be using the same limited resource. The quantity and quality of our water is directly impacted by human activity including the amount we use on a daily basis. It is important that we all do our part to protect our water.
Upcoming Community Events to Celebrate Water in 2017
Between March and April 2017, Team WaterSmart is hosting several events to promote awareness about our water and our earth. The month-long series of events kicks off with Parksville Water Day on March 12th and wraps up on April 23rd with Earth, Water and Wildfoods Day in Nanaimo. In between, catch a guided stream walk, a tour of the Nanaimo Water Treatment Plant, or a water-themed movie night, and more!
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Are Watering Restrictions are in Effect for my Area?
During the spring and summer, practical watering restrictions help us manage our water supply as the dry season ensues. Not all water providers will initiate watering restrictions, but if they do, each 'Stage' has a consistent definition across the region as part of a new standardized framework to improve clarity.
Team WaterSmart is brought to you by the Regional District of Nanaimo - Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program, Town of Qualicum Beach, City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville and District of Lantzville.