Make a Difference

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Make a Difference

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As of November 1st, seasonal watering restrictions are no longer in effect within the region.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



2020 Water to Earth Month

This March and April, come celebrate the 4th annual Water to Earth Month event series taking place throughout the Regional District and member municipalities! A range of activities and events are being planned to celebrate both World Water Day (March 22nd) and Earth Day (April 22nd) this year. The Regional District of Nanaimo's Team WaterSmart, together with the City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville, Town of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island University, and Nanaimo & Area Land Trust (NALT), have organized a variety of activities and events including workshops, stream walks, educational tours, movie nights, a festival-style community event, and more!

Keep an eye on the Team WaterSmart GetInvolved page for event details, registration information, and handy tips for how you can connect with your community and be water smart!


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