Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Make a Difference

Welcome to Team WaterSmart! |

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.

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Are Watering Restrictions in Effect for my Area?

As of November 1st, seasonal watering restrictions are no longer in effect within the region.

During the spring and summer, practical watering restrictions help us manage our water supply over the dry season. 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.

Watering restriction times are set in an attempt to balance the needs of the several major water suppliers in the region, some large systems on surface water sources, other smaller systems on groundwater sources.

Team WaterSmart 2019 Summer Outreach

Join Team Watersmart this summer at a number of community events throughout the Regional District of Nanaimo and member municipalities!

Pop by the booth for loads of free informational material on drinking water and watershed protection, check out our interactive watershed model for the kids, learn about rebate and contest opportunities, and have your water-related questions answered by our friendly staff!

For a list of upcoming events, see our community event schedule on the RDN GetInvolved page or visit link) for complete event details.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date on Team Watersmart events and initiatives. Do you have a water saving idea you'd like to showcase? Use #TeamWaterSmart to show off that golden lawn, rain barrel, or other water saving tip or trick!"

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.

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