Hand-watering, drip irrigation and micro irrigation can be applied at any time. Vegetable and food gardens are exempt from the restrictions.
"The Stage 1 restrictions are a soft entry-point to the outdoor watering season, which serves as a reminder that the dry months are ahead and planning for efficient irrigation is important," said RDN Chair Bill Veenhof.
In addition to the RDN Water Service Areas (Nanoose Bay Peninsula, French Creek/Sandpiper, San Pareil, Englishman River Community (River's Edge), Melrose Place, Surfside, Decourcey (Pylades), Westurne Heights and Whiskey Creek), other local water providers that moved to Stage 1 Restrictions on April 1st include:
Other water service areas are not implementing restrictions at this time.
For more information and a map that displays the water service areas in our region including their current watering restrictions, visit www.teamwatersmart.ca .
Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Coordinator
Regional District of Nanaimo