It’ s that time of the year again when the weather starts to heat up and consumption of water during the sunny season increases. Metro Vancouver is implementing water restrictions two weeks earlier this year to help conserve water during the drier summer months. Some of the reasons restrictions are being implemented are:
- The demand for drinking water during summer months when rainfall is lowest and demand is highest.
- Water shortages during an unforeseen emergency (eg earthquake, major service disruption).
- Limited storage capacity of reservoirs.
- Continued population and industry growth that have led to increased demand.
The restrictions limit residents from watering their lawns to just two days a week until Oct. 15. Anyone caught breaking the rules could be hit with a $250 fine.
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