News Release - April 3, 2017

RDN Water Service Areas now at Stage 1 Restrictions

Customers of the nine RDN Water Service Areas are, as of April 1st, subject to the Stage 1 watering restrictions. This means that sprinkling can only occur between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., on any day of the week, for any duration.

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:

  • City of Nanaimo
  • City of Parksville
  • EPCOR French Creek
  • Bowser Waterworks District
  • North Cedar Improvement District
  • Southwest Extension Waterworks District

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 .

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Julie Pisani
Drinking Water & Watershed Protection Coordinator
Regional District of Nanaimo
Water Service AreaWatering Restriction Stage as of April 1st
RDN Water Service Areas (incl. Nanoose)STAGE 1
Sprinkling permitted only between 7PM-7AM, any day.
Hand-watering, Drip & Micro Irrigation Exempt
Vegetable and Food Gardens Exempt
City of Parksville
City of Nanaimo
EPCOR French Creek
North Cedar Improvement District
Bowser Waterworks District
Town of Qualicum BeachNO RESTRICTIONS
Deep Bay Improvement District
Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Waterworks
Little Qualicum Waterworks
District of Lantzville