Stage 4 Outdoor Sprinkling Ban Implemented in Response to Drought

Effective immediately until further notice, all Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Water Service Areas are under Stage 4 watering restrictions. On June 29, the provincial government elevated eastern Vancouver Island to Provincial Drought Level 4 due to a significant shortfall in seasonal precipitation this past spring, winter and fall, and early above seasonal temperatures. As a result of these conditions, the Province is asking local water providers to implement increasingly stricter watering restrictions. Stage 4 restrictions help ensure the community’s essential water needs for drinking water, hygiene and fire protection are met, that water flows for fish and aquatic habitats are maintained, and targeted water use reduction is achieved.

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